Hartford man gets 15 years for fatally stabbing friend during fight over cellphone
A Hartford man who fatally stabbed his friend during a fight over a cellphone has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Leshawn-Anthony Davis, 29, was sentenced Monday for the December 2013 death of Lamont Cox.
Davis was originally charged with murder, but pleaded guilty in February to a reduced charge of first-degree manslaughter.
Prosecutors say they agreed to the lesser charge after they did not think they could prove Davis intended to kill the 34-year-old Cox. Davis said Cox was armed with a hammer and he stabbed him in self-defense.
Davis apologized to Cox's family in court.
The Associated Press wire services helped contribute to this report.