BRONX, N.Y. - The teen convicted of stabbing a classmate to death was sentenced Tuesday to 14 years behind bars.

A judge found Abel Cedeno guilty of manslaughter, assault, and criminal weapons possession at his bench trial in July.

He was facing up to 25 years.

Cedeno attacked 15-year-old Matthew McCree and another student two years ago at the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation.

Cedeno's lawyers say he was acting in self defense after years of bullying.

A civil case from the victims' families is seeking $25 million in damages from the Education Department.