Man sentenced in 1994 eastern Pa. slaying

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — A man called one of the commonwealth’s 10-most-wanted fugitives has been sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison in the stabbing death of a man during a game of dominoes nearly two decades ago in eastern Pennsylvania.

Fifty-year-old Francisco Miranda pleaded guilty on Friday in Northampton County Court to third-degree murder in the death of 30-year-old Jorge Antonio Velazquez, who was stabbed in the chest during a 1994 game of dominoes in Bethlehem.

The (Easton) Express-Times ( ) says Miranda apologized before he was sentenced to what was the maximum term for the charge at the time of the crime.

Authorities said Miranda was arrested at his mother’s house in the Dominican Republic in November.


Information from: The (Easton, Pa.) Express-Times,

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