The Bronx teen who fatally stabbed a classmate was sentenced to 14 years in prison today (September 10, 2019), according to the NY Daily News website.
Abel Cedeno, 20, sat with a stunned expression as Bronx Supreme Court Justice Michael Gross handed down the sentence for the 2017 killing of 15-year-old Matthew McCree.
Judge Gross declined to offer Cedeno youthful offender status, citing the seriousness of the charges.
Cedeno was found guilty of first-degree manslaughter, assault and criminal weapons possession at his bench trial on July 15. He faced a maximum of 50 years in prison for the killing inside now-shuttered Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation in the Bronx.