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He stabbed a man to death at a barbecue and will spend decades in prison

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A man who was arrested in 2016 for fatally stabbing a man at a gathering in Fort Worth was convicted of the crime this week.

Luis Gutierrez-Ovalle, 30, was sentenced to 28 years in prison for murder.

Gutierrez-Ovalle stabbed Jaime Mantilla, 28, to death on April 4, 2016.

According to investigators, Mantilla attended a barbecue at a home in the 2500 block of N.W. 25th Street. When Gutierrez-Ovalle came into the home, the men began to fight in the backyard.

During the fight, Gutierrez-Ovalle pulled out a knife and repeatedly stabbed Mantilla, police said in 2016.

Officers said the fight was over a woman.

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Nichole Manna, 316-390-7684, @NicholeManna
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