Idaho man gets five years for Christmas slaying

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - A state judge has ordered an Idaho Falls man to spend five years in prison for his role in a Christmas Day slaying.

Forty-five-year-old Adan Cisneros was sentenced Tuesday on one count of principal to aggravated assault and possession of methamphetamine.

Cisneros was one of three men originally implicated in the slaying of 20-year-old Buck Garner.

Nineteen-year-old Joseph Manuel Chavez is charged with second-degree murder in the case.

Prosecutors believe Cisneros was in the house at the time of the stabbing, but say they opted for a plea agreement because it was difficult to prove Cisneros' exact role.

Investigators say Garner was stabbed on Christmas morning as he was attempting to intervene and act as a peacekeeper in a dispute over a girl that unfolded at an Ammon residence.