West Virginia teenage gets up to 30 years in slaying outside high school football stadium

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ELKINS, West Virginia — A Randolph County man has been sentenced to up to 30 years in prison in the fatal stabbing of another person outside a high school stadium before a football game.

Nineteen-year-old Thomas Chevy Vas of Dailey pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Tuesday, a day after jury selection began in Randolph County Circuit Court. Media outlets report a judge accepted the plea and sentenced him.

Vas had been charged with felony murder in the October 2012 stabbing of 17-year-old Dustin White. It occurred outside Tygarts Valley High School's stadium about 20 minutes before a football game between Tygarts Valley and Hundred High School. Vas and White both were Tygarts Valley students.

The trial originally was scheduled for August. It was delayed because the knife allegedly used to kill White was lost.

Information from: The Inter-Mountain, http://www.theintermountain.com

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