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Danbury Teen Gets 14 Years In Prison For Stabbing Death

Emanuel Von Harris,20, of Danbury was sentenced to 14 years in prison for a stabbing death in Danbury in 2014.
Emanuel Von Harris,20, of Danbury was sentenced to 14 years in prison for a stabbing death in Danbury in 2014. Photo Credit: Danbury Police Department

DANBURY, Conn. -- A 20-year-old Danbury man who was found guilty of a 2014 manslaughter charge was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in prison, according to a story in The News-Times.

Emanuel Harris, 20, was found guilty in October in the 2014 stabbing death of Luan Pitol, 17, on Dec. 7, 2013 after a party at the Harambee Center.

Harris was also found guilty of first-degree assault for slashing another teenager in the brawl. During the trial, defense lawyer Dante Gallucci said Harris had a knife that night but didn't stab Pitol. Assistant State’s Attorney Warren Murray said Harris and his friends were armed with knives, brass knuckles and a stun gun device and were ready to fight.

Judge Kevin Russo sentenced Harris to a 20 years in prison suspended after 14 years served followed by five years of probation. Harris will also have to make a $500 annual donation to an organization in Brazil, Pitol's native country, while he is on probation, the News-Times article said. Click here for the News-Times article.

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