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Defendant: Bryan Stamps (DOB 06/10/02)

Jan. 24, 2019 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced that 16-year-old Bryan Stamps of New Rochelle was sentenced as a Juvenile Offender to one-to-three years in state prison for Assault in the First Degree, a class B felony, related to a stabbing at New Rochelle High School in January 2018. Westchester County Court Judge Barry Warhit presided.

Background
On Jan. 18, 2018, Stamps stabbed another student inside New Rochelle High School. That student was taken to a hospital trauma unit where he underwent surgery and was treated for serious injuries. Stamps fled New York. After close to four months, the FBI located Stamps in Alabama where he was taken into custody May 14, 2018. He waived extradition to New York two days later. Westchester County Police Warrants Squad picked him up in Alabama and returned him to Westchester County.

In court today, Assistant District Attorney Kerrie Williams read an impact statement from the victim’s grandmother listing the trauma Stamps imposed on her grandson, family and the other students and teachers at New Rochelle High School. In her letter, the grandmother also said in regards to the adults who helped Stamps flee the law and remain in Alabama, “Shame on you.” She added, “Bryan does not seem to understand the seriousness of his actions.”

Stamps was indicted by a Westchester County Grand Jury April 16, 2018. Pleaded guilty to the charge Oct. 4, 2018.

ADA Kerrie Williams of the Superior Court Trial Division prosecuted the case.

police photo of Bryan Stamps

Bryan Stamps

 In compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 3.6, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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