- Associated Press - Monday, November 7, 2016

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - A northeastern Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to 24 to 48 years in prison in the slaying of the brother of a county prosecutor two years ago.

The (Wilkes-Barre) Times Leader (https://bit.ly/2fMQDVr ) reports that 24-year-old Amir Edwards bowed his head as he was sentenced Monday by a Luzerne County judge.

He pleaded guilty in September to third-degree murder in the September 2014 stabbing of 27-year-old Zachary Richards, brother of Assistant District Attorney Justin Richards.

Authorities said police found the victim with a knife sticking out of his back at a Hazleton home after witnesses said he and the defendant had gotten into an argument.

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Information from: Times Leader, https://www.timesleader.com


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