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Man guilty of manslaughter in fatal DART stabbing

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A man on trial for a stabbing death on a DART train was convicted of manslaughter Friday and sentenced to 11 years in prison.

Dallas County jurors started deliberations on Keith Edwards' case Wednesday afternoon. They were deadlocked Thursday and finally reached a verdict Friday morning.

Cellphone video was a key part of the case. It showed Edwards fighting with two other men on a Green Line train last fall.

Edwards claimed the victim had a gun and he was defending himself.

But jurors decided he was guilty of manslaughter for stabbing 26-year-old Samuel Riley Anderson in the neck with a piece of glass.

Prosecutors asked for the maximum for manslaughter, which is 20 years, but only got a little more than half of that.

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