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UPDATE: Joseph Flack sentenced for role in teen's slaying

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PRINCETON (WVVA) - Joseph Flack has received the maximum sentence for his role in the 2011 slaying of his teen-aged cousin.

Flack pleaded guilty in August to the charges that stem from the January 2011 murder of Matthew Flack inside his Magnolia Street home.

On Wednesday, Flack received 15 years for voluntary manslaughter, 1-10 years for burglary and 1-5 years for conspiracy in Judge Omar Aboulhosn's court.

The defense argued for a lenient sentence due to Joseph Flack's blindness. The judge refused, citing the fact that Flack's blindness was the result of a previous drug deal gone bad in which Flack was blinded by a gunshot.

In an emotional scene, David Flack, father of the victim, addressed the court and his blood relative Joseph. David asked the court for the maximum sentence.

Three other individuals have also been found guilty in the slaying. Brandon Flack, also a cousin of the victim, and Jasmen Montgomery were both sentenced to life in prison.

Jacob Thomas, a juvenile at the time of the slaying, is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 4, 2013.

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