FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) An Angola man has been sentenced to 23 years in prison and two years of probation after he admitted to stabbing another man to death during a party last August.

Jeremee Coney, 31, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the August stabbing death of Donald B. Jacquay, 37.

Mug shot of Jeremee K. Coney, 31

Coney and Jacquay were at a small party the night of the stabbing, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in Allen Superior Court. According to court documents, at one point in the night, Jacquay left the party with Coney to “have some fun” in Jacquay’s apartment, guests told police.

Hours later, Jacquay’s girlfriend called a woman and asked her to check in on him because she’d been receiving strange texts from his phone, the affidavit said. The woman went into his apartment and found him dead, the affidavit said.

A woman who was with Coney when police arrested him said Coney told her that he grabbed a knife in self-defense after Jacquay attacked him.

As part of the plea agreement, three other charges were dropped. Coney was ordered to pay back $5,290 to Jacquay’s family to cover funeral costs.