Man gets 30 years in Ammon stabbing death
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) -- An Idaho Falls man has been sentenced to 10 to 30 years in prison for the Christmas Day 2011 stabbing death of another man during an argument in Ammon.
District Judge Dane Watkins Jr. sentenced 19-year-old Joseph Chavez to 30 years in prison on Tuesday. Chavez will be eligible for parole after serving 10 years.
Chavez pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in August in the death of 20-year-old Buck Garner.
Chavez said he was being attacked by Garner and retaliated with the knife, but Bonneville County authorities said Garner was stabbed as he tried to break up a fight.