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Man indicted in Hamburg stabbing

An 18-year-old Buffalo man who police said attacked and stabbed a Hamburg man in his garage two months ago was indicted Wednesday on a charge of second-degree attempted murder.

Albert Jackson, 18, of Pembroke Avenue, was ordered to be held without bail after being arraigned Wednesday afternoon before State Supreme Court Justice Penny M. Wolfgang for the Nov. 17 attack on Francis M. Bartolomeo and for at least one other Buffalo burglary attempt.

Jackson also is facing first-degree burglary, reckless endangerment and other felony charges.

Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III and prosecutor Brian P. McNamara said Jackson could spend 32 years in prison if he is convicted on all the charges.

Jackson was arrested about eight hours after the 71-year-old Bartolomeo was attacked in his garage. He was treated for an eye injury and cuts to the back of his head, neck and hands, and wounds to his ribs and chest suffered when he confronted his attacker at about 1:15 p.m. in the garage of his Linwood Avenue home.

Police caught Jackson in Bartolomeo's stolen 2001 Honda at about 10 p.m., when he crashed it outside Coca-Cola Field in downtown Buffalo. Several people in the car with Jackson were not charged.

Frank Bogulski, Jackson's attorney, entered innocent pleas for his client to all the charges.

Officials said Bartolomeo has recovered from his injuries.


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