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Man sentenced for fatal stabbing

A man who killed another man during a bar fight has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for manslaughter.

Originally charged with murder, Dino Pinto pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the September 8, 2018 stabbing death of Jeremy Petit-Frere on February 6.

Pinto was deejaying at the Pressure Point Bar on the Tonique Williams-Darling Highway when Petit-Frere took his laptop and cell phone.

The men exchanged words and Petit-Frere slapped Pinto, the court heard.

Pinto left the bar. When he returned, he and Petit-Frere had a final and fatal confrontation.

Defense lawyer Ian Cargill argued that Pinto’s attack on Petit-Frere was preemptive.

Pinto turned himself into police on September 9 after learning Petit-Frere had died.

Justice Renae McKay ordered the sentence to take effect from Pinto’s plea on February 6.

The 18 months that he spent on remand will be deducted from the 10 years.

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Artesia Davis

Artesia primarily covers court stories, but she also writes extensively about crime.

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