NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Queens man will serve 20 years behind bars for his part in the killing of a teenager over his iPhone, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported Wednesday.
Stephon Huffman, 19, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in July. Prosecutors say that, in July 2011, Huffman and three other teenagers chased down 17-year-old Patrick Dixon in South Jamaica in an effort to steal his iPhone. The group allegedly put Dixon in a choke hold and demanded the phone. When he struggled, one of the suspects cut his neck with a razor blade, prosecutors say.