WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A Framingham man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of another man after a night of drinking.

Daniel Gonzalez was convicted Thursday in Middlesex Superior Court of stabbing Geoffrey McKinnon in June 2009 inside McKinnon's Framingham apartment, where they had been drinking with several other people.

The jury had the option of finding Gonzalez guilty of first-degree murder, but convicted him of the lesser charge, which makes him eligible for parole after 15 years.

Authorities said Gonzalez punched McKinnon, then stabbed him twice in the stomach, and slashed his face.

The MetroWest Daily News (http://bit.ly/104aSza ) reports that Gonzalez's lawyer thought his client was guilty of manslaughter because he did not intend to kill McKinnon. He says his client remorsefiul over the loss of a friend.

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Information from: MetroWest Daily News (Framingham, Mass.), http://www.metrowestdailynews.com