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Brother Sentenced to Seven Years For Killing Brother Over Dirty Dishes

Published On: Oct 15 2012 08:40:12 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 16 2012 10:58:56 AM CDT
RED BLUFF, Calif. -

A man convicted of stabbing and killing his brother was sentenced today in Tehama County. The judge gave Troy Matheson seven years in prison for a voluntary manslaughter conviction.

The death of Ronnie Matheson happened last year during a Matheson family celebration in Shasta County. When they got home in Red Bluff, Ronnie got mad at his younger brother Troy for making a mess, leading Troy Matheson to stab his brother with a knife.

The 34-year-old Ronnie later died in the hospital.

The defense attempted to convince the judge to get probation for Matheson but the court ruled that Matheson will spend a total of seven years in prison with an additional three years of probation after that.