Hazleton man sentenced for 2015 stabbing death


LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — On Wednesday, a Hazleton man was sentenced for stabbing another man to death in a parking lot in September, 2015.

45-year-old Gene Hawkins was charged in connection to the death of 34-year-old Lashaun Overton of Brooklyn, New York in 2015. Police say the stabbing incident took place at a parking lot on Grant Street in Hazleton.

Nearly six years later, Hawkins was sentenced to 20 to 40 years at a state prison for the murder.

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