Connecticut man in Federal Hill murder sentenced to 27 years in prison

This is a photo of Club Seven in Providence. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A 28-year-old Connecticut man who stabbed another man to death almost four years ago on Federal Hill was sentenced to prison.

Attorney General Peter Neronha said Monday that Jaquontee Reels Felder entered a plea of nolo contendere to one count of second-degree murder.

He was sentenced to 40 years, with 27 years to serve at the Adult Correctional Institutions, and a 13-year suspended sentence with 40 years of probation.

On June 30, 2019, Neronha said Felder stabbed and killed 28-year-old Stephen Cabral in a Walgreens parking lot on Atwells Avenue.

Just before 2 a.m. that day, Neronha said Cabral left Club Seven before getting into an argument with Felder and several other people.

Felder, said Neronha, left the area but then returned several minutes later. Surveillance video from a nearby business showed eight men, including Felder, run across the parking lot and attack Cabral.

Neronha said that while the other men punched and kicked Cabral, Felder stabbed him in the chest.

Cabral was taken to Rhode Island Hospital, where he died.

After the fatal stabbing, Club Seven had all of its licenses temporarily removed.

Neronha said all eight men have been identified and have all been convicted for their roles in the attack.

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