Man given 8 years in stabbing death

WARREN — A Warren man convicted of stabbing another man to death in July will spend eight years in prison.

Arteum Brodeur, 25, faced up to 11 years behind bars when he was sentenced Wednesday by Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge W. Wyatt McKay for a guilty plea to involuntary manslaughter for killing Michael J. Krevas of Warren.

“Warren Police Department did a good job,” said Trumbull County Assistant Prosecutor Christopher Becker. “They were able to obtain the video that showed clearly that Brodeur was the aggressor.”

Brodeur was initially charged in July 2017 with murder and tampering with evidence charges in connection to the death of Krevas, 31, who was found July 8, 2017, in the parking lot of 438 N. Park Ave. bleeding from his chest.

Krevas, 503 Harmon Ave. NW, later died of a single stab wound at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.

Brodeur in March pleaded guilty to the lesser involuntary manslaughter charge that carried a sentence of three to eight years in prison.

He was arrested within minutes of the crime and police, during the investigation, found a knife in Brodeur’s apartment that had Krevas’ blood on it, Becker said.

Shortly after his arrest, Brodeur was assaulted by two inmates at the Trumbull County Jail. He was punched in the head, and when he reached for the intercom to call for help, he was slammed against the wall and knocked out, when another inmate kicked him in the head.

Both inmates were convicted of assault charges. One was given a suspended 90-day jail sentence and a year of probation and the other man, six months in jail.

rselak@tribtoday.com

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