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A judge sentenced Jerry Clayton Coad to five years in prison for the murder of Richard Lemmon. (CBC News)

It was an emotional day in court  for family and friends of man murdered in a south Windsor trailer park last year.

A judge sentenced Jerry Clayton Coad to five years in prison for the murder of Richard Lemmon.

Coad pleaded guilty to the second degree murder of Lemmon.

Both were drinking in a trailer belonging to Lemmon in May 2012. 

Coad got a knife from the kitchen and stabbed Lemmon in the chest.

Mike Murdoch is the Crown Attorney in the case.

"Mr. Coad expressed his remorse. He actually turned in the prisoner's box and addressed the family of the deceased who were sitting right behind him.. He told them that he was sorry, that it was not something that he would have meant to do if he was sober that he was very fond of Mr. Lemmon and he was at loss to explain why he did what he did," Murdoch said.

Murdoch said Coad will be given credit for the time he has already served in custody.

He was arrested in November of last year.

Coad, 59, had no previous criminal background, Murdoch said.

"He did the right thing by pleading guilty," Murdoch said. "I believe that that sentence is certainly within the range of appropriate sentences."