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Princeton man gets life term for fatal stabbing

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WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - A Princeton man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally stabbing another man during an argument at a party in Worcester last year.

Jay Anderson was sentenced Tuesday in Worcester Superior Court to life with the possibility of parole after 18 years after he was convicted last month of killing 20-year-old Boris Velez II in February 2013.

People convicted of second-degree murder are usually eligible for parole after 15 years, but Judge David Ricciardone sentenced the 22-year-old Anderson under a 2012 change in the law that gives judges the discretion to establish minimum parole eligibility dates in second-degree murder cases.

Anderson had claimed self-defense. The Telegram & Gazette (http://bit.ly/1pZ5wTf ) reports that he apologized to the victim's family in court.

Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), http://www.telegram.com

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