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Teen sentenced in Stabbing Death, Burning

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A Buffalo teenager has been given the maximum 25-year prison sentence for his role in the death of a 16-year-old who was set on fire after being stabbed more than 50 times.

In court Wednesday, 17-year-old Ezeiekile Nafi said he knows what he did was wrong and apologized.

He was convicted of first-degree manslaughter in March.

Prosecutors have said they believe 16-year-old Darren Brown was the victim of a gang-motivated attack last July.

Nafi's attorney told the judge Nafi stabbed Brown five times but that other attackers had set Brown's body on fire.

A second teen, Demetrius Huff, pleaded guilty earlier to manslaughter but then refused to cooperate against Nafi. A judge has thrown out that plea and scheduled trial for September.

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Locations : BuffaloNew York
People : Darren BrownDemetrius HuffEzeiekile Nafi