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Man convicted of USC stabbing sentenced

October 29, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
The man convicted of stabbing a University of Southern California film student was sentenced Thursday. Travion Terrett Ford, 25, was sentenced to 16 years to life in prison. Ford was convicted in August of the second degree murder of 23-year-old Bryan Frost. Frost was stabbed to death in September 2008 during a pre dawn argument with Ford near the USC campus.

The fight allegedly started when Frost noisily slammed a metal gate outside of Ford's mother's house.

After yelling at Frost and his friends, Ford ran back into his mother's house and grabbed a kitchen knife, stabbing Frost in the heart.

Ford told police that he stabbed Frost in self-defense, saying the student was drunk and aggressive.

Ford is a former usher for University of Southern California football games. Frost was from Idaho and transferred to USC in hopes of becoming a film director.


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