guilty plea in
County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced that Julio Cortez (DOB
· one count of Manslaughter in the First Degree, a class “B” Violent Felony,
relating to a fatal stabbing.
patrol officer arrived, he discovered the body of 23 year old Carlos
Guirachocha, lying face down on the steps to the entrance of
When the officer turned the man over, he observed blood and a stab wound in the area of the heart.
Emergency medical personnel were contacted and the victim was later pronounced dead.
An investigation began during which police located a large kitchen knife nearby and recovered surveillance video from the two buildings.
Detectives discovered that the two men had argued prior to the stabbing.
defendant was arrested on
defendant faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in state prison when sentenced
Assistant District Attorney Kristina Dushaj of the Major Case Bureau is prosecuting the case.