WINNIPEG - Nathan Bricklin has been sentenced to nine years in prison for a night of violence that saw him fatally stab his girlfriend's brother, just hours after he stabbed another man over a six pack of beer.
Bricklin, 21, was convicted of manslaughter and robbery with a weapon following a trial last year.
Steven Kyle Dodge, 26, was fatally stabbed June 26, 2011 following an altercation outside the Arlington Street home he shared with his family and sister, Bricklin's then-girlfriend.
Jurors heard Bricklin, then 18, was upset about a text he had seen on his girlfriend's phone. The two argued and Dodge intervened and eventually ushered Bricklin out the door.
Bricklin claimed in an interview with police that Dodge "came after (him)," punched him in the face, and said he was going to "kick (his) ass." Bricklin said he pulled his hand out of his pocket and swung at Dodge, not realizing he had a knife in his hand.