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Man who stabbed man during 'Sandy' indicted for manslaughter

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Dee DeQuattro

A man accused of stabbing another man to death during Superstorm Sandy in Westerly has been indicted on 1 count of manslaughter.

40-year-old Mandell Tripp was initially charged with second-degree murder after he stabbed 37-year-old Kevin Brown to death on October 29.

Tripp told a court that it was all an accident. According to Tripp, Brown had broken into his girlfriend's home on Marriott Street. Tripp said he was holding a pocket knife when Brown swung at him and he swung back. When Tripp swung he said he stabbed Brown. Brown then took off in a car which he crashed into a tree a short time later.

Tripp hid the knife in the basement of the home.

He will be arraigned on manslaughter charges on June 3 in Washington County Superior Courthouse.

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