Man sentenced to 15 years for fatally stabbing man found in Chesterfield home

Man sentenced to 15 years for fatally stabbing man found in Chesterfield home

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - A man will spend 15 years behind bars for stabbing a man to death in 2017.

Bruce Garnett, 67, was found stabbed to death inside his home after police went to do a welfare check on him on April 21, 2017.

Police say Garnett had been dead for several weeks before he was found.

James Wheeler, of Stuarts Draft, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

Wheeler was sentenced to 40 years with 25 suspended.

The two did know each other.

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