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Man Sentenced in Chess Stabbing

May 12, 2000

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) _ A man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for stabbing another man to death over a $5 chess match.

Lawrence Douglas, 32, was sentenced Thursday in the slaying of Craig Williams, 25, who was stabbed 16 times during an argument at a party in September.

Douglas claimed self-defense. A jury found him guilty of manslaughter.

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