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Homeless man sentenced in Wichita man's death

Published on -12/13/2013, 7:55 AM

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A homeless man who stabbed another man to death during a confrontation in Wichita was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison.

Twenty-nine-year-old Zachary A. Contreras was sentenced Thursday for voluntary manslaughter in the death of 39-year-old Francisco Perez. He also had pleaded guilty to aggravated assault for threatening another man during the confrontation.

Contreras' attorney said her client was defending himself and a cousin in September 2012 when Perez confronted them because he didn't want homeless people near his apartment. An autopsy report showed Perez was drunk when he confronted the men.

The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/1bKHhPi ) the confrontation prompted the city to remove some decaying docks and a concrete path near the apartments that had been a hangout for homeless people.

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