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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 29-year-old man has been sentenced to over 20 years in prison for stabbing and killing his friend on a Minneapolis parking ramp in September, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

Kevin Lamont Mims was given an exact sentence of 246 months for a second-degree murder conviction and 21 months, to be served consecutively, for a second-degree assault conviction.

According to the criminal complaint, Mims picked up three friends on the evening of Sept. 11, 2011, parked at a ramp at 318 2nd Avenue North and went to the Envy Club in downtown Minneapolis. Later, at approximately 3 a.m., the four returned to the car. There, Mims began to argue with the front seat passenger.

The argument turned into a scuffle, and Brian Dean Nelson, who was sitting in the back seat, got out of the car and attempted to pull Mims off his passenger.

It was at this point that Mims pulled out a scissors and stabbed his passenger in the arm and Nelson in the heart.

Nelson was 20-years-old.

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