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Baltimore man sentenced to 10 years in prison for 2017 stabbing death at Royal Farms in Fells Point

A Baltimore man was sentenced last month to 10 years in prison for the 2017 stabbing death of Oscar Acevedo, according to the state’s attorney’s office and online records.

James Arthur Chavis, 35, pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and other charges, telling police in a taped confession that he stabbed Acevedo in self defense. He was convicted by a jury of manslaughter in June 2018.

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Chavis stabbed Acevedo outside a Royal Farms store at 2050 Fleet St. on Jan. 22 of last year. Acevedo, 24, of the 1400 block of E. Baltimore St., died at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore police charged a 33-year-old man in a stabbing outside a Royal Farms store in Fells Point early Sunday.

Detectives say surveillance video showed Chavis and Acevedo engaging in a verbal altercation inside and outside the store. Both parties left the store, later returning and getting into another argument. Police said Chavis displayed a knife and lunged at Acevedo. Chavis later walked away, leaving Acevedo on the ground unresponsive.

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“A verbal confrontation is never worth endangering and ultimately ending someone’s life,” State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said in a statement.

A public defender representing Chavis could not immediately be reached for comment.

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