San Francisco man gets seven years for 2008 stabbing death 

A 40-year-old man was sentenced to seven years in prison Monday for stabbing another man to death in the street during an argument in 2008, prosecutors said.

Carlos Gordon of San Francisco pleaded guilty in January to voluntary manslaughter in the May 18, 2008, slaying of 42-year-old David Martinez.

Martinez, also of San Francisco, was found dead at 12th and Market streets at about 1 a.m. on May 19.

District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Erica Derryck said Gordon and Martinez had a verbal altercation that escalated, ending with Gordon stabbing Martinez in the chest. It’s unknown what the pair had argued about, she said.

Police tracked Gordon down in August 2008, arresting him at a motel in the Sunset district near Ocean Beach.

Gordon apologized to members of the Martinez family and his own family in court Monday, and a judge sentenced him to six years in prison for voluntary manslaughter plus one year for the use of a knife in the killing, according to Derryck.

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