- Associated Press - Friday, October 28, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts man has admitted to robbing a convenience store and stabbing a Springfield man in separate incidents but says he doesn’t remember committing either crime.

The Republican newspaper reports (https://bit.ly/2fnAxAz ) 36-year-old Jason Steele pleaded guilty in both cases Thursday under a provision that allows for a plea when the defendant has no recollection of the crimes.

The Monson man was immediately sentenced to serve seven to eight years for the Wilbraham robbery and stabbing last year.

Video surveillance shows Steele committing the armed robbery of O’Connell’s Convenience Plus on April 6, 2015.

In an unrelated incident, Steele stabbed a 68-year-old man he met online for a sexual encounter several times on Sept. 10, 2015.

Steele told the judge he had no insight into why he committed the crimes.

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Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, https://www.masslive.com/news/

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