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Box cutter attack on Buffalo State student lands Yonkers man behind bars

A former college student from Yonkers was sentenced Monday to six years in prison for attacking another student with a box cutter in September, resolving one of two cases he has in State Supreme Court.

Mohamed Kaba, 23, was found guilty in June of second-degree assault for slashing a student during a fight outside student housing on the SUNY Buffalo State campus on Sept. 7. Security cameras captured footage of the incident and jurors deliberated 12 minutes before finding Kaba guilty at trial.

The victim, Tyrell Ganey of St. Albans, survived and has since graduated.

In addition to the prison time, Justice M. William Boller also ordered three years of post-release supervision for Kaba.

But the judge is not finished with Kaba.

Kaba also returns to court Aug. 1 with co-defendant Kelsey Dapaah, 25, to face charges that they forged credit cards and debit cards and used them at stores and online. Dapaah and Kaba each are charged with five counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument and one count of criminal possession of a forgery device, all Class D felonies.

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