WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Yonkers man is facing up to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to a violent felony following a fatal midday stabbing last year.
On Thursday, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino announced that 37-year-old Joseph Graham has pleaded guilty to individual counts of first-degree manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon for fatally stabbing 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 remains remanded to the Westchester County Jail. He is due to be sentenced on Thursday, May 18, when he will face 25 years in state prison.