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Defendant: Antonio Alvarez (DOB: 05/23/70)

Oct. 18, 2019 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced that Antonio Alvarez was sentenced Thursday (10/17) in the Christmas Day stabbing in a Peekskill deli.

In August, Alvarez pleaded guilty to Assault in the First Degree, a class B violent felony.

State Supreme Court Justice Barry Warhit sentenced him to nine years in state prison.

Background
On Dec. 25, 2018 around 10 p.m., the defendant, Antonio Alvarez, was in a deli on South Street in the City of Peekskill with several other men when an altercation broke out. Alvarez attacked another man and stabbed him in the neck with a knife. The victim was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery and survived. 

Alvarez did not have a permanent address and was homeless at the time of the incident.

ADA Brian Bendish 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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