Man sentenced to 4 years for fatal Brooklyn Center stabbing
A New Hope man was sentenced to prison Monday in connection to a stabbing that killed a man back in May.
Demetrius Lamar Harris, 29, was sentenced to four years in prison, with credit for 174 days already served.
He was initially charged with murder in the death of 37-year-old Antonio Levar Moore, who was killed after he was stabbed in the abdomen outside a Brooklyn Center apartment on May 2. However, Harris pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of manslaughter last month.
Moore’s family voiced their displeasure with the plea deal given to Harris by Hennepin County Attorney Mary Moriarty’s office and rallied outside her office earlier this month.
Ultimately, though, a judge accepted the deal on Monday and sentenced Harris in accordance with the agreement.
It was one of two Hennepin County cases in which victims’ families were hoping a judge would reject a plea deal on Monday.
In another killing, Moriarty’s office crafted an agreement that would’ve sent a man, who was 15 at the time, to probation and continued treatment, with a stayed prison sentence that would’ve only taken effect if the man didn’t follow the terms of his probation. However, a judge rejected that deal, sending both sides back to the drawing board.
Moore’s family members, on the other hand, were left to express their displeasure outside the courtroom after Harris’ sentencing.