NEW BEDFORD (CBS/AP) — A New Bedford man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for fatally stabbing another man outside a soup kitchen.
The Bristol district attorney’s office says 24-year-old Jonathan Keith Niemic was convicted and sentenced on Friday. He has been held without bail since his arrest in October 2010 on a murder charge in connection with the death of 34-year-old Michael Correia of Fairhaven.READ MORE: Boston Police Shut Down Part Of South End Neighborhood For Investigation
State police troopers and New Bedford police detectives arrested Niemic about eight hours after the stabbing outside an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting near a soup kitchen on Purchase Street. Niemic was found hiding in an apartment complex.READ MORE: Fall River Convenience Store Owner Shot Dead; Homicide Investigation Underway
The case was nearly thrown out after prosecutors allowed a grand jury to hear confidential tapes between Niemic and his attorney. Despite the prosecutors’ mistake, a judge had refused to drop the charges.MORE NEWS: 'Best Small Cities In America': 8 Massachusetts Communities Make The Top 20 List
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