A Jamaican native has received a lengthy sentence after stabbing his neighbor to death.
Fifty-year-old Cargil Nicholson has been sentenced to 20 years in prison on a manslaughter charge Thursday.
Nicholson was charged for stabbing to death, a neighbour, James Cleary Jr, who had asked him to turn down his .
It is reported that James Cleary Jr died on March 13, 2012 after being stabbed in the back with a kitchen knife.
Police say the Cleary family had made 11 prior music-related complaints to police about their upstairs neighbour.
Nicholson’s attorneys argued that the stabbing was self-defense, and came after Cleary burst into Nicholson’s apartment and began punching him.