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Posted: Oct 22, 2013 5:21 AM

Updated: Oct 22, 2013 5:22 AM

NEW YORK (AP) Authorities say there's been a conviction in a 2007 bar killing in New York City.

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced Monday that Carlos Sanchez, formerly of Sunnyside, has been convicted of second-degree murder and assault.

Authorities say he and another man were involved in the fatal stabbing of bar patron Robinson Lopez in Jackson Heights. Lopez's friend required 39 stitches on his face.

The prosecutor says Sanchez was arrested 15 months later at the Mexican border while trying to re-enter the United States through Texas. He pleaded guilty to illegal entry, then was returned to New York.

Accomplice Francisco Uribe (oo-REE'-bay) was returned to the United States from Colombia in June 2010.

He pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter, implicating Sanchez, and was sentenced to 18 years in prison.

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