- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A man convicted in a stabbing death outside a Pittsburgh bar last year after he escaped from a halfway house is heading to prison.

Thirty-one-year-old David Umstead was sentenced to 20 to 40 years behind bars Tuesday in the killing of 58-year-old Delrio Ivy.

Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Beth Lazzara also ordered the Venango County man to up to nearly three more years in prison for walking out of a halfway house three days before the killing. He was serving a drunken driving sentence at the halfway house.

Defense attorney Aaron Sontz argued that Ivy “drew first blood” and his client acted in self-defense. But jurors disagreed and found him guilty of third-degree murder.

Umstead says he takes responsibility for the killing and has asked Ivy’s family for forgiveness.

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