HAGERSTOWN, Md. -- A man prosecutors say was involved in a fight that led to the stabbing death of a teenager has pleaded guilty to second-degree assault.
Twenty-seven-year-old Matthew Steven Gardner of Washington entered the plea Monday in Washington County Circuit Court. He was sentenced to five years in prison.
The charge came from a fight on March 29 in Hagerstown. Prosecutors say Matthew Gardner and his brother got into an argument with 17-year-old Shakur Thornton. Thornton was fatally stabbed in the chest.
The Herald-mail of Hagerstown reports (http://bit.ly/1bcRRMr) that 26-year-old Antonio Gardner of Washington is charged with second-degree murder and other offenses in Thornton's death.
Information from: The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, Md., http://www.herald-mail.com
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