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YORK, S.C. (AP) -- A man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for stabbing a Rock Hill man to death during a suspected drug deal.

The Herald of Rock Hill reports that Christopher Morris was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter.

Officers said Morris and another man were buying drugs from 28-year-old Talbert Pickett in December. Authorities say the pair robbed Pickett, then stabbed him more than 30 times and fled.

Pickett later died at a hospital.

The other man charged in the case, Donald Kobbe, is expected in court within the next week.

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