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Former Parks Employee Sentenced to 25 Years for Stabbing Co-Worker to Death

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A former New York City Parks Department employee was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison for killing his co-worker.

A jury found Robert Swann, 53, guilty of stabbing Ezra Black, 31, to death in September 2012 after the two men began fighting at a recreation center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

According to the Queens district attorney, Swann later admitted that after stabbing Black, he left the scene and discarded the knife, along with the clothing he was wearing, in a nearby grass field.

The Parks Department said both men were seasonal employees at the time.

The sentence of 25 years was the maximum sentence in Swann's case.

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