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Defendant: Andrew Knight (DOB 03/27/2000)
 
July 29, 2020 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, announced Andrew Knight of Ossining was sentenced to state prison for the stabbing death of 21-year-old Gregory Jackson, Jr. also of Ossining.

On Feb. 28, 2020, Knight had pleaded guilty to Manslaughter in the First Degree, a class B violent felony. He appeared today in Westchester County Court before Supreme Court Justice Barry Warhit, who sentenced Knight to 14 years in state prison.
 
Background
On Jan. 28, 2019, Andrew Knight met up with Gregory Jackson on James Street in Ossining in the late afternoon, following a prior dispute with the victim over an article of clothing. The two argued. Knight stabbed Jackson with a kitchen knife. Jackson was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. He died from his wounds Feb. 1, 2019.
 
Ossining Police arrested Knight Feb. 7, 2019, in the Bronx for the fatal stabbing. With assistance from the FBI’s Westchester County Safe Streets Task Force, Ossining Police finally found the defendant who had been evading them for over a week.
 
In addition to Ossining Police and the FBI's Westchester County Safe Streets Task Force, the DA’s Office worked with the Westchester County Police, New York State and New York City (NYPD) Police to investigate the crime.

Deputy District Attorney Christine O’Connor, Chief of the Homicide Division, and Assistant District Attorney Brian Bendish, both of the Superior Court Trial Division, prosecuted the case.

 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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