A man from Ocean County has been sentenced to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to stabbing a man to death in 2018.

29-year-old Kendrick Coley of Little Egg Harbor had pleaded guilty to an aggravated manslaughter charge this past October; he was sentenced on Friday for killing Richard Pone, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer.

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Authorities say on the evening of May 16, 2018, Little Egg Harbor Township police officers responded to a home on Maplewood Drive after they received a 9-1-1 call about a stabbing. There, cops located Pone in an upstairs bedroom with multiple stab wounds; he was pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation determined Coley had stabbed the victim several times after the two got into a fight at that home. Coley was arrested shortly thereafter. He has been held in the Ocean County Jail since his arrest.

Coley will be required to serve at least 85% of his prison sentence before he could be considered for parole.

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