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Involuntary Manslaughter Plea, 2-5 Year Sentence, in Old City Streetcorner Attack

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By Tony Hanson

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Philadelphia man has pleaded guilty and was sentenced for his role in a vicious and fatal attack on a center city street last year.

Defendant Felix Carrillo, 24, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter Friday and has been sentenced to 2-5 years in prison as part of a plea deal.

Courtroom 1105 of the Criminal Justice Center was filled with tears, anguish, and heartbreak as family and friends of 23-year-old victim Kevin Kless addressed the court, trying to detail his life and their devastating loss.

Kendall Kless, mother of the victim, held a picture of her son as she said that no parent should bury a child — especially a child who died like this.

“Kevin is my son,” she said, “and I want him back.”

(Kendall Kless holds a photo of her son Kevin as she meets with reporters outside the Criminal Justice Center following the sentencing of Felix Carrillo.  Credit: Tony Hanson)

(Kendall Kless holds a photo of her son Kevin as she meets with reporters outside the Criminal Justice Center following the sentencing of Felix Carrillo. Credit: Tony Hanson)

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Authorities say Carrillo and an accomplice, his cousin, took part in the initial assault on Kless following some sort of verbal confrontation near 4th and Chestnut Streets last January, and a third defendant delivered the fatal blow (see related story).

The remaining two defendants are awaiting trial.

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