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Morro Bay man sentenced for deadly stabbing

Posted at 5:14 PM, Jul 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-30 22:27:03-04

A Morro Bay man was sentenced to six years in state prison for a deadly stabbing.

Sean Christopher Maneely, 53, pleaded guilty to manslaughter for the death of Andrew Ignatius McTaggart, 58.

Maneely stabbed McTaggart with a knife during an altercation at Morro Bay Self Storage on the afternoon of January 25, 2020.

Maneely was initially charged with second-degree murder but the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney's Office said further investigation into Maneely's conduct "did not compellingly exhibit the 'implied malice' necessary for a murder conviction.