Man gets 8 years for fatal stabbing in pigeon-feeding fight

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A man who killed another during an apparent dispute over feeding pigeons in a Jersey City park has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

Charles Lowy learned his fate Friday. The 69-year-old Jersey City man had been convicted in July of reckless manslaughter in the April 2018 deadly stabbing of 77-year-old retired teacher Anthony Bello.

Authorities believe the attack occurred while the two men argued over Lowy's habit of feeding pigeons in Pershing Field Park.

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Police responding to a call found Bello unresponsive and bleeding from the torso. He died at a hospital.

Lowy's attorney said at trial that Bello was the aggressor and that Lowy stabbed him in self-defense.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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