Convicted sex offender gets 13 years for killing Trenton man

David Noncent

David Noncent

The convicted sex offender who fatally stabbed 26-year-old Trenton man Courtney Levine on Dec. 4, 2012, has been sentenced to 13 years in state prison.

David Noncent, 45, who previously pleaded guilty to first-degree aggravated manslaughter, received the prison sentence last Thursday at the Mercer County Criminal Courthouse before Superior Court Judge Peter Warshaw. He must serve 85 percent of his sentence behind bars before he can become eligible for parole under New Jersey’s No Early Release Act.

Noncent killed Levine in the first block of Chapel Street and turned himself in to police the following day. The victim was the brother of Noncent’s former girlfriend.

Courtney Levine

Courtney Levine

Prior to the fatal knife attack, Noncent and Levine were arguing over alleged domestic violence issues involving Noncent and his ex-girlfriend. The verbal altercation between both men then escalated into a foot chase that ended with Noncent piercing a knife into Levine’s lung, causing the victim to bleed to death internally, according to the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.

More than a self-confessed killer, Noncent had a criminal career that spanned two decades in both Burlington and Mercer counties. He was convicted of criminal sexual contact against two juvenile females in 1995, according to court records.

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