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Cedar Rapids man get 12 years for stabbing friend to death

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CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) -

A Cedar Rapids man has been given 12 years in prison for stabbing to death a friend.

Online court records say 40-year-old Stephen Johnson pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and a misdemeanor weapons charge.

Johnson originally was charged with murder in the slaying of 34-year-old Clifton West on June 25, 2013. The two got into a fight after a day of backyard grilling and drinking.

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