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JURY FINDS DEFENDANT GUILTY OF BURGLARY

Gregory Kelly, a much-arrested Buffalo man, faces a prison term of at least 10 years for an apartment break-in during which he was stabbed with his own knife.

Following about 90 minutes of deliberations after a weeklong trial before State Supreme Court Justice Christopher H. Burns, a jury found Kelly, 35, of Clinton Street, guilty of first-degree burglary for the break-in at a Bennett Village Drive flat late last Nov. 12 during which the female occupant stabbed him with his own knife as he allegedly tried to sexually assault her.

Kelly, who has been jailed since his arrest four months ago on unrelated criminal contempt charges for allegedly harassing a former girlfriend, did not react as the verdict was announced. The judge remanded him pending his Dec. 16 sentencing.

Prosecutors said they will press for the maximum 25-year prison term for Kelly, who served a brief prison term after a 1988 assault conviction.

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