A New York City high school student who says he was bullied has been convicted of manslaughter and assault in the fatal stabbing of a classmate.
A judge handed down the guilty verdict against Abel Cedeno on Monday at a non-jury trial in the Bronx.
Cedeno had been accused of killing Matthew McCree, 15, and wounding another student inside their classroom in 2017. Prosecutors claimed Cedeno came to school that day with a knife and was the aggressor in the attack.
It was the first homicide inside a New York City school since 1993.
Cedeno, 19, testified that he never intended to use the weapon but acted in self-defense after years of being bullied for being gay.
He faces five to 25 years in prison at sentencing on Sept. 10.