- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 30, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York man accused of fatally stabbing another man four days before Christmas last year in Staten Island has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

The Staten Island Advance reports (https://bit.ly/1LOlmcJ ) that 27-year-old Sergio Carreto entered the plea Monday in Richmond County Supreme Court.

Authorities said the Port Richmond resident stabbed 26-year-old Durrell Finley to death on Dec. 21 near Harrison Avenue.

An NYPD spokesman says that Finley got into an altercation with a man related to Carreto. Authorities said Carreto stabbed Finley after the relative asked for help.

His lawyer says Carreto waived a self-defense claim in exchange for his plea and sentence.

He faces 13 years in prison when he’s sentenced Oct. 14. The Mexico native potentially faces deportation after serving his sentence.


Information from: Staten Island Advance, https://www.silive.com

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