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Abel Cedeno found guilty on all counts in stabbing death of Bronx classmate

July 15, 2019 - 3:50 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) --  A judge on Monday afternoon found 19-year-old Abel Cedeno guilty on all counts in the September 2017 stabbing death of classmate Matthew McCree, 15, in a classroom in the Bronx.

Another classmate, Ariane LeBoy, was left in a coma for two days after Cedeno stabbed him at the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation.

Cedeno was charged with manslaughter, assault and weapon possession. 

Sentencing is set for September 10. The maximum sentence for manslaughter is 25 years.

The teen was tried in front of a judge, not a jury.

McCree's family burst into cheers in the courthouse hallway upon hearing the judge's decision.

"I got justice for my son," McCree's mother told reporters.