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Crokie learns fate after stabbing a man 93 times

Updated: Wednesday, April 2 2014, 05:24 PM EDT

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STEUBENVILLE, Ohio -- Dallas Crokie, a Steubenville teenager who was convicted of stabbing a man nearly 100 times in September 2013 in a crime in which the victim ultimately died, learned his fate inside the Jefferson County Courthouse on Wednesday.
It was matter that was originally set to go to trial, but Crokie, instead, entered a guilty plea to the three counts in the indictment returned against him. That was one count of voluntary manslaughter, for which he was sentenced to 10 years in jail, and two counts of tampering with evidence.
Those sentences run concurrently, so Crokie will spend a total of 10 years behind bars. He will get credit for time served.
What started out as a night between friends having a few drinks quickly turned ugly. Crokie stabbed 40-year-old Terry Shust 93 times in his arms, upper torso and the back of his neck, though Shust died from blunt force trauma to the brain.
In December, the grand jury reduced charges against Crokie to a manslaughter charge.
Jefferson County prosecutor Jane Hanlin said the degree of the crime put it into the highest level of voluntary manslaughter.
“We have rarely seen an attack that is this vicious,” she said. “It certainly fits into the range of voluntary manslaughter, which requires a sudden fit of rage, a heat of passion killing. You rarely see an incident where a victim is stabbed 93 times, and I actually can't recall a case where we've had more.”

Crokie learns fate after stabbing a man 93 times


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