Erie man sentenced to 20 to 40 years for fatally stabbing a woman in 2019

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A man convicted of third-degree murder was sentenced to 20 to 40 years behind bars Monday.

24-year-old Kevin Hicks-Franklin was convicted in the fatal stabbing of 20-year-old Starleisha Smith. That incident happening in May of 2019.

Hicks-Franklin was prosecuted for first-degree murder, but convicted of third-degree murder in February.

Erie County Judge John Mead sentenced Hicks-Franklin.

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