Teen convicted of killing classmate in Bronx sentenced to 14 years in prison.

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Abel Cedeno, 19, sentenced to 14 years in prison after stabbing two of his classmates at the Urban Assembly School on September 27, 2017, claiming that he had been the victim of homophobic bullying. At the time, Matthew McCree, 15, died during the attack and Ariane Laboy, 16, survived.

"Everything that happened that day almost two years ago, I'm not the same person I was two years ago," Cedeno said Tuesday when sentencing.

Cedeno will serve 14 years of imprisonment and eight years of assault. The two sentences will be simultaneous, according to ABC. He will also be subject to five years of probation after his release.

Cedeno admitted to stabbing the two classmates, who he says have bullied him for his homosexuality.