Ketchikan, Alaska (KINY) - Darrell Ryan pled guilty to second-degree murder in the stabbing death of Aaron Dixon.
Ryan, 39, stabbed Dixon, multiple times in the upper chest with a 13-inch knife inside a home in the 1600 block of Tongass Avenue on January 12, 2018.
Ryan claimed he felt threatened. He was sentenced to 50 years in jail with 25 years suspended along with 10 years probation.
District Attorney Timothy McGillicuddy said the victim had five stab wounds and six cuts.
"The state felt this was not self-defense and the defense characterized it as imperfect self-defense."
He said Dixon's family was devastated by the loss.
"He meant so much to his family. It was a tremendous loss and this was a tragedy," he added.