The Ottumwa Courier

September 24, 2013

Man gets 45 years in Des Moines stabbing death


Ottumwa Courier

---- — DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A 31-year-old man has been given 45 years in prison for fatally stabbing an acquaintance in Des Moines.

The Des Moines Register says (http://dmreg.co/1ffY1lb ) Joseph Ceretti pleaded guilty to attempted murder and voluntary manslaughter in the slaying of Eric Naylor last November.

Polk County Attorney John Sarcone says Ceretti waived his right to a sentencing hearing and was sentenced on Friday.

The 31-year-old Naylor was found at 12:30 a.m. on Nov. 26 near the intersection of East 17th and Walnut streets with three stab wounds. Police arrested Ceretti the next day. Police say Ceretti sometimes stayed with Naylor.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com