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Trinidad man to serve 1 year for fatal stabbing

EUREKA- Larry Clinton Morrow, the man who plead guilty to fatally stabbing a 24-year-old, will serve one year in the Humboldt county jail for the crime. Morrow was sentenced in court Thursday and will serve five years under supervised felony probation once he is released.

Morrow is accused of stabbing Jessie Ruiz multiple times after a fight on Jan. 10 at the Hidden Creek RV Park. Ruiz died as a result of multiple stab wounds including a hard blow to the forearm.

The defense previously argued that Morrow had acted in self defense, arguing that Ruiz had been drunk and confrontational that night. However, prosecutors argued that Morrow had acted dangerously that, and said Morrow had stabbed someone before.