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By Derek McKissock
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Debiase Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter - Brevard NC


Last updated 6/16/2014 at 9:04am

More than seven years after 26-year-old Christopher Lien died after a fight at a bonfire party in Pisgah Forest, Robert Frank Debiase last week pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter.

Thursday morning in Transylvania County Superior Court, Judge William Coward gave Debiase a suspended sentence of a minimum of 19 months to a maximum of 23 months in prison. Debiase has already served roughly 40 months, which was applied to his suspended sentence.

Debiase will also face 36 months of probation, 48 hours of community service and roughly $6,000 in fines and court costs.

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