A man convicted of third degree murder was sentenced from 20 to 40 years behind bars on Monday.
24-year-old Kevin Hicks was convicted in the fatal stabbing of 20-year-old Tarlisha Smith. This incident happened 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.