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Man Sentenced After Admitting to Hazleton Stabbing

HAZLETON, Pa. —  A man who admitted to viciously stabbing a woman in Hazleton in March of 2017 has learned his fate. A judge sentenced Nelson Hernandez-Ri...

HAZLETON, Pa. --  A man who admitted to viciously stabbing a woman in Hazleton in March of 2017 has learned his fate.

A judge sentenced Nelson Hernandez-Rivera of Hazleton to 18 to 40 years in prison.

Officials say he stabbed a woman in the chest several times outside the Crystal Lounge and Barbecue on Broad Street in Hazleton.

Hernandez-Rivera pleaded guilty to attempted homicide charges in October of 2018.