Fairbanks man sentenced in 2011 murder case

22-year-old Fairbanks man Cornelius Everett was sentenced today as part of a plea agreement to 11 years in prison.
He was convicted of Murder in the 2nd degree for killing 55-year-old Fairbanks man Johnson "Clay" Griffin after changing his plea mid-trial last month.
Griffin was found dead in his apartment at the Northward building downtown in 2011.
The medical examiner later determined he died of blunt force trauma to the chest.
Today in front of Judge Michael MacDonald a tearful Everett expressed his remorse for what he had done, "I do want to get out someday and help raise my children.... I am sorry for the death that I caused of Mr. Griffin. I plan on moving forward and helping out my family."