A man was sentenced to 35 years in prison for stabbing his roommate to death after an argument in their Houston apartment about stinky feet.

The Harris County District Attorney's Office says 23-year-old William Antonio Serrano was sentenced Tuesday to 35 years in prison. He pleaded no contest to murder.

Authorities say 21-year-old Noel Quintanilla-Vaquero complained last October that Serrano's feet had a foul odor. They say Serrano responded to the insult by grabbing a knife and stabbing Quintanilla-Vaquero several times.

The men allegedly had been drinking.

Court documents indicate Serrano initially claimed self-defense.