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Niagara Falls man headed to prison for 4th term since '94

LOCKPORT - Antonio D. Porter Sr. of Niagara Falls is headed to state prison for the fourth time since 1994, after pleading guilty Tuesday to stabbing a man in the back in a reported dispute over a woman.

Porter, 52, of Niagara Avenue, could receive a sentence of two to four years behind bars on his plea to a reduced charge of attempted second-degree assault. Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon scheduled sentencing for Feb. 8, which must include prison time because of Porter's past record.

Porter was accused of stabbing David McIlwain of the Falls four or five times May 22 in the Whitney Avenue home of a mutual friend. The injuries were not regarded as life-threatening.

Porter's criminal resume includes a sentence of two to four years for a pair of drug sales felonies 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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