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Former Massachusetts Man Convicted of 2004 Stabbing Death



    A Massachusetts man has been convicted of manslaughter for the stabbing death 14 years ago of another man during a fight.

    Robin Calzado was charged with first-degree murder in the 2004 death in Fitchburg of 31-year-old Frederick Martinez, but was convicted by a jury Tuesday of the lesser charge.

    He faces up to 20 years in prison at sentencing May 1.

    Prosecutors say the 38-year-old Calzado chased Martinez down the street and stabbed him because Martinez owed him money.

    Calzado in his own defense testified that Martinez was the aggressor, grabbed a knife Calzado used for fishing, and was stabbed unintentionally during the struggle.

    Calzado, formerly of Leominster, was indicted in 2004 but fled to the Dominican Republic where he served an 8-year prison sentence for robbery. He was extradited in 2016.

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