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Man pleads guilty, gets 15 years for stabbing man to death

November 19, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 42-year-old man has pleaded guilty to stabbing another man to death last year in Portland.

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office says Jacob McGhee pleaded guilty to manslaughter on Friday in the death of 30-year-old Richard Whitmore.

McGhee was then sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Police say officers found Whitmore lying in a pool of blood Nov. 7, 2017 near the Morrison Bridge in Portland’s Central Eastside neighborhood. Whitmore died later at a hospital.

Police say McGhee had gotten into an altercation with Whitmore and that surveillance video showed Whitmore had tried to get away from McGhee before he was stabbed.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office determined the cause of Whitmore’s death was a penetrating sharp force injury of the left chest.

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