A Milwaukie teen is going to prison for killing a Tigard man on the Oregon Coast.
Eighteen-year-old Joseph Marsala pleaded guilty last Friday to crimes including conspiracy to commit aggravated murder, first-degree manslaughter, attempted first-degree robbery and attempted assault.
A judge sentenced him to 23 years behind bars.
He stabbed Darrin Dow with a garden tool in Lincoln City in June 2011.
Dow died from his injuries.
After the attack, investigators said Marsala took off in the victim's SUV before abandoning it in Northeast Portland.
Lincoln County Deputy District Attorney Michelle Branam prosecuted the case.
"This has been a huge tragedy for the Dow family," said Branam. "Hopefully, this is a resolution that can offer some comfort to the family."
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