Murder charge reduced to manslaughter, Austin man to serve 17 years in state prison

AUSTIN (KXAN) – In November, a jury found a man guilty of manslaughter related to a fatal stabbing in September 2020 in the 3600 block of Chapman Lane, southeast Austin.

According to Travis County court records, Steven Alvarado previously pleaded guilty to murder in October 2022 related to the incident.

Alvarado is due to serve 17 years in a Texas state prison and his sentence began on November 2, 2022.

In September 2020, Alvarado was arrested and charged with stabbing another man who was found dead in a ditch in southeast Austin. Police identified the victim as 25-year-old Desmond Herrera.

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