The Journal Gazette
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 1:00 am

21 years in fatal New Year's Day stabbing

Convicted in Huntington in August of manslaughter

MATTHEW LEBLANC | The Journal Gazette

A man convicted in the fatal New Year's Day 2018 stabbing of Kyle L. Randall in Huntington was ordered Tuesday to spend 21 years in prison. 

Ryan M. Richison, 28, had been charged with murder in the slaying, but jurors in August found him guilty of voluntary manslaughter, residential entry and misdemeanor criminal mischief. 

He was sentenced in Huntington Circuit Court to 20 years for voluntary manslaughter, one year for residential entry and 90 days for criminal mischief. The sentences for the lesser charges will be served at the same time, but they will be served back-to-back with the voluntary manslaughter sentence – for a total of 21 years. 

Richison also will serve five years on probation and was ordered by Judge Davin Smith to complete anger management and drug and alcohol counseling. 

Randall, 29, was found stabbed in the chest Jan. 1, 2018, at a home in Huntington. Investigators said a fight preceded the attack. 

Allen County Prosecutor Karen Richards handled the case after she was named special prosecutor last year.

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