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Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2018. 10:00 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: Yesterday Justin Lemoth, 29, was sentenced to prison for the 2014 death of Richard Waight Jr., 19.

Justice Adolph Lucas handed down a sentence of 15 years but because Lemoth has already spent some time on remand, he will only serve an estimated 10 years.

Last month in a trial without jury, Lemoth was found guilty of manslaughter in the death of the teenager who was stabbed dead during an altercation on a basketball court in Hattieville.

The crown was represented by Shanice Lovell, while the defense was represented by Leslie Hamilton.

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