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Chenango County Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for March 2014 Stabbing

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A Chenango County man will spend the next 5 years behind bars after pleading guilty to first degree manslaughter.

In March, 30-year-old Kyle Whitfield admitted to stabbing James Button Jr. to death in Whitfield's Smithville home.

Today, according to Chenango County District Attorney Joe McBride, Whitfield who faced a maximum 25 year sentence received the minimum 5 years in prison with 5 years post release supervision.

McBride says the reason Whitfield received the minimum is based on the facts and circumstances of the case he may have had a viable self defense claim.

According to the district attorney, Whitfield will be held in the Chenango County Jail.