Man who pleaded guilty in fatal stabbing of Marine is sentenced

Man who pleaded guilty in fatal stabbing of Marine is sentenced
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2017 death of a Marine in Waikiki has been sentenced to 20 years behind bars as part of a plea deal.

Nicholas Torres was 16 when he stabbed Sgt. William Brown in a Waikiki brawl.

Sgt. William Brown (right) poses with a friend in this undated photograph. (Image: Friends)
Sgt. William Brown (right) poses with a friend in this undated photograph. (Image: Friends)

He was originally charged with murder.

On the night of the stabbing in Waikiki, Torres was out with a group of friends.

Investigators believe someone with his group robbed a woman who was with Brown and his fellow Marines. When Brown tried to intervene, he was stabbed.

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