- Associated Press - Saturday, May 16, 2015

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - A man serving a life term on a murder conviction has been sentenced to an additional 18 to 40 years in prison in the stabbing of another inmate in a northeastern Pennsylvania prison.

The (Scranton) Times-Tribune (https://bit.ly/1PMSPSP ) reports that 39-year-old Joseph Cedeno was sentenced Friday in Lackawanna County.

Jurors convicted him of aggravated assault and related counts after he was charged with having stabbed another inmate with a pen while in the county prison last year.

Defense attorney Curt Parkins cited the victim’s statement that Cedeno had been looking for another inmate. He argued that his client wasn’t the culprit.

Cedeno was convicted of first-degree murder in the September 2012 stabbing death of 28-year-old Dennis Doherty in a vacant lot after a night of drinking.


Information from: The Times-Tribune, https://thetimes-tribune.com/

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