- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 17, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - One of two men charged in connection with a fatal stabbing at a dance event in Salt Lake City 25 years ago has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

Hoomphanh Vanvilay, of Roosevelt, entered the plea Friday in the 1991 death of 26-year-old Youthaloth Oudanonh. He had originally been charged with murder in January, but that charge was dropped as part of a plea deal.

The 44-year-old suspect has also agreed to testify against the second man charged in the case, 47-year-old Vienphet Sundara. Prosecutors will seek jail time instead of prison time in exchange for Vanvilay’s testimony.

Charging documents say the victim had been stabbed at the dance event and the suspects drove off. Police stopped their car and allegedly found blood on Vanvilay and Sundara and a blood-covered knife.

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