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Phoenix man gets 35 years in friend's stabbing

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Posted at 12:10 PM, May 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-12 15:10:34-04

A Phoenix man has been sentenced to more than 35 years for the brutal 2015 stabbing death of his friend.

Maricopa County Superior Court officials say a judge on Friday issued the sentence of 35-1/2 years for Matthew Meiner.

A jury found Meiner guilty in March of second-degree murder, burglary, and theft.

Police say Meiner stabbed 21-year-old Matthew McLean more than 70 times with a knife.  His body was found inside a home and his car and other property were missing.

Investigators found both men were involved in selling marijuana.