- Associated Press - Saturday, April 22, 2017

MONROE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - A man convicted in the stabbing death of another man during a street fight has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.

Gloucester County prosecutors had sought an extended term for Asa Jones, citing his extensive criminal record.

The 36-year-old Williamstown man was convicted in February of murder and three weapons counts stemming from the November 2013 fight in Monroe Township.

Authorities say Jones and Tony Miles, a 41-year-old Williamstown resident, got into a fist fight and Jones went to his apartment to get a knife, They say he then stabbed Miles three times.

Jones has maintained that he never intended to kill Miles. But the judge who sentenced him Friday disagreed, saying Jones had hunted down his victim.

Authorities have not said what spurred the fight.

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