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Man sentenced for fatal Kodiak stabbing during demonstration of 'ninja moves'

  • Author: Associated Press
  • Updated: September 30, 2016
  • Published January 27, 2016

KODIAK — A Kodiak man has been sentenced to six years in jail with four suspended for fatally stabbing another man while demonstrating his martial arts moves.

The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports that 45-year-old Teila Tofelogo was sentenced Monday and will be credited for time served since the Nov. 16, 2014, stabbing.

Tofelogo pleaded guilty in July to criminally negligent homicide.

According to court documents, Tofelogo was showing 59-year-old Dennis Fathke his "ninja moves" with a 12-inch knife when he spun around, sending the blade through Fathke's arm and chest.

The two men lived in the same house as part of a local program for troubled men.

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