Phillip Dewayne Law, 31, was sentenced Monday to at least 7.5 years, and up to 15 years, for his role in a fight in which two people were stabbed, one fatally, outside of the Torch Lounge in Boise about a year and a half ago.
Law was initially charged as an accessory to first-degree murder but later pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting voluntary manslaughter and aiding and abetting aggravated battery. His friend Parley Ward is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday morning on charges of aiding and abetting involuntary manslaughter and aiding and abetting aggravated battery.
The fatal fight happened Oct. 16, 2014. Jesus Fabian Hurtado survived being stabbed in the chest, but Humberto Herrera died of stab wounds at the scene, according to court documents.
Law and Ward reportedly ran from the scene but were found hiding underneath a ramp to a portable classroom on the grounds of a local elementary school, the Ada County Prosecutor's Office reports.
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In addition to prison time, 4th District Judge Samuel Hoaglund ordered Law to pay a $5,000 civil penalty to each victim and to reimburse the county for the services of the public defender.