New Jersey man gets 23 years in prison for killing Hofstra grad

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A New Jersey man will spend 23 years in prison for killing a Hofstra University graduate.

Lawrence Dilione was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to manslaughter.

The victim, Joseph Comunale, was beaten and stabbed to death in a luxury Manhattan apartment in 2016.

His body was found torched and buried in a shallow grave in New Jersey.

Another man, James Rackover, was already sentenced to 29 years to life.

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