Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Bronx Teen Sentenced 14 Years for Fatal Stabbing; Stabbed Classmate to Death in Bronx High School

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.

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