A Louisiana, Missouri man has been sentenced in the stabbing death of his former father-in-law last year.

45 year old Charles Allen was found guilty in January for the death of 65 year old Donald Collard of Pleasant Hill.

Allen is alleged to have stabbed Collard at a family gathering at Collard’s residence March 26th of 2019.

In Pike County Circuit Court in Pittsfield Wednesday, Allen was sentenced to 44 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

He received credit for nearly a yearly already served in the Pike County Jail. He will not be eligible for early release.