BERKS, PA On Monday, Richard Paulson was sentenced to 15 to 30 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to the deadly stabbing in Reading, which took place more than a year ago, Berks County reported.
Paulson pleaded guilty to third-degree murder charges in September 2019 after he got into an argument with Hassan Johnson III and ended up stabbing and killing.
“It was just a senseless act of violence,” Berks County Attorney General John Adams said at the time.
According to reports from the incident, Johnson and Paulson were in a state of intoxication during the fight. Johnson died at the hospital after Paulson stabbed him several times, and Paulson was quickly arrested; he has since been in jail awaiting Monday’s hearing.