A Spokane man pleaded guilty to first-degree murder Tuesday for stabbing a teenager to death in September.
Bill Jarrad, 22, also pleaded guilty to second-degree assault for stabbing another teen.
At sentencing on Feb. 11, Jarrad faces 21 to 28 years in prison, according to Deputy Prosecutor Jack Driscoll.
Defense attorney Dennis Cronin would not say what sentence he will recommend.
Jarrad admitted to fatally stabbing 18-year-old Michael Loyola during a Sept. 29 party at a house on East Wellesley.
The gathering of 25 people ballooned to 100, most of whom were uninvited guests, police said.
When the trouble started shortly after 1 a.m., the defendant said he was trying to defend his brother, Calvin.
Eighteen-year-old Michael Dennis Jr. was also stabbed by Jarrad. The knife wound narrowly missed the teenager’s heart, puncturing his spleen, intestine and lung.
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