A MAN has been sentenced to more than six years behind bars after the stabbing death of a Port Macquarie man in 2018.
Benjamin John Black pleaded not guilty to murder, but guilty to the manslaughter of Jacob John King.
King died after an altercation with Black at a premises in the vicinity of Rushcutter Way and Beacon Court, Port Macquarie on May 4, 2018.
The victim was stabbed and died as a result of his injuries.
Black appeared before the Supreme Court this month.
He is sentenced to a term of imprisonment of six years, nine months to commence on 7 July 2018 and expiring on 6 April 2025 with a non-parole period of 4 years, 4 months.
The offender is first eligible for parole on 6 November 2022.
The judge said it would have been a sentence of 7 years 6 months but it has been reduced by 10 per cent because of the offender's early plea of guilty to the charge.
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