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Man sentenced for fatal stabbing at Paw Paw motel

June 23, 2014
Associated Press

PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) — A 38-year-old man will spend up to 22½ years in prison for the stabbing death of another man during a fight at a western Michigan motel.

WOOD-TV reports ( ) that William Stephens was sentenced Monday. He was found guilty of manslaughter in April.

His minimum sentence is 11 years and 10 months in last October's slaying of 20-year-old Trey Yarbrough.

Yarbrough was stabbed at the Lakeside Inn in Paw Paw, about 55 miles southwest of Grand Rapids.

Stephens was arrested in Battle Creek after an eight-hour manhunt.


Information from: WOOD-TV,



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