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Bronx teen gets 14 years in fatal classroom stabbing of fellow student


A high school student who stabbed a classmate to death in a Bronx classroom was sentenced to 14 years in prison Tuesday.

Abel Cedeno, 19, was convicted in July of first-degree manslaughter charges in the murder of Matthew McCree.

Cedeno had told the judge a chilling retelling of how a classroom encounter on Sept. 27, 2017 with Matthew McCree and Ariane LaBoy left the 15-year-old McCree dead and put LaBoy, 16, in a coma for two days. But Cedeno couldn’t convince a judge he acted out of fear fueled by a lifetime of being bullied.

McCree’s mother, Louna Dennis, was overcome by emotion and ran out of the courtroom before the sentence was announced.

Ariane LaBoy’s mom and McCree’s aunt read victim impact statements before the sentencing.