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Seven years for manslaughter

A 27-year-old Surrey man has been handed a seven-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the death of Allan Eric Degenstein.

William Robles was originally charged with second-degree murder, but pled to the lesser count of manslaughter Monday in New Westminster Supreme Court.

Robles also pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated assault, while the Crown stayed two counts of attempted murder.

On Oct. 15, 2006, police responded to a disturbance call at a basement suite at 14369 100 Ave., and an hour later received a call from the hospital about a man with life-threatening injuries. Degenstein, 26, later died from knife wounds.

With 30 months credit for time served, Robles has four-and-a-half years remaining in his sentence. He also received a 10-year weapons prohibition.

dweir@surreyleader.com

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