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Phillipsburg Man Sentenced In Stabbing Death

A Philipsburg man who was convicted this summer in a deadly stabbing incident in Rush Township has been sentenced.

Fernando Rosado-Guzman appeared in Centre County court Thursday morning where he was sentenced to serve 13 to 26 years in state prison.

In August, Rosado-Guzman was found guilty of third-degree murder in the death of Brian Lyncha.

Police arrested Guzman last August after he reportedly stabbed Lyncha during a fight.

Guzman and his defense testified that the stabbing occurred in self-defense.

The jury did, however, find Guzman not guilty of the first-degree murder charge that he faced.

“This is a case where the jury was seriously contemplating a first-degree murder conviction that would have resulted in a life sentence. I can speak for members of the family that they are disappointed that the requested sentence of 20-40 years was not imposed,”

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