WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Westchester man has been sentenced to 15 years in state prison after pleading guilty to a violent felony following a fatal midday stabbing last year.
Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced that 37-year-old Joseph Graham of Yonkers was sentenced after pleading guilty to individual counts of first-degree manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon after he fatally stabbed his 49-year-old victim last year.
Shortly after 4 p.m. on Sept. 12 last year, Graham and his victim were in front of a church on South Broadway, when a physical confrontation ensued, Scarpino said. Following the incident, Graham stabbed his victim in the chest with a large knife, striking him in the heart.
Graham’s victim was rushed to St. Joseph’s Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Witnessed provided police with a description of Graham, and he was quickly spotted and arrested while walking northbound on North Broadway.
Graham has been remanded into the custody of the New York State Department of Corrections.
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