FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Farmington man convicted in a fatal 2018 stabbing has been sentenced to 18 ½ years in prison.
Prosecutors say Ronnie Garcia was convicted of second-degree murder and tampering with evidence.
Garcia was accused of killing 24-year-old Dion DeBarry of Farmington near a gas station in October 2018.
The Farmington Daily Times reports that female witness told authorities the two men were in a verbal argument that escalated into a physical fight.
Authorities say Garcia stabbed DeBarry in the chest once with a knife.
DeBarry was found unresponsive at the scene and died from his injuries at a hospital.