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Guilty plea deal in 2011 Honolulu stabbing death

HONOLULU (AP) - A man charged with murder in a 2011 stabbing at a Honolulu public housing complex had pleaded guilty.

The Honolulu prosecutor's office said Wednesday Takson Krstoth pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the stabbing of TJ "Tipuk" Mori. The 24-year-old father of 3 was stabbed to death during an argument at Mayor Wright Homes.

On July 23, Krstoth is expected to be sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole. The Hawaii Paroling Authority will determine the minimum he must serve before becoming eligible for parole. As part of a plea deal the state will recommend a 15-year minimum sentence.

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