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Niagara Falls man with 'no positive attributes' makes fourth trip to prison

LOCKPORT - Antonio D. Porter Sr. of Niagara Falls will head to state prison for the fourth time, this time for repeatedly stabbing a man.

A judge sentenced Porter, 52, of Niagara Avenue, on Tuesday to two to four years in prison for stabbing a man in the back four or five times May 22 on the front porch of a Whitney Avenue home.

Niagara County Assistant District Attorney Doreen M. Hoffmann said the victim has recovered.

County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III said Porter's criminal record dates back to the 1980s and includes several assault, robbery and drug arrests. He quoted a probation officer's presentencing report as saying, "The defendant has no positive attributes."

Porter's prison resume includes a sentence of two to four years for a pair of drug sales in 1994; another two-to-four-year term for a drug possession charge in 2003; and 1 1/2 to three years for an attempted assault conviction in 2008.


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