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Buffalo man draws 16-year sentence in double stabbing

A Buffalo man who stabbed two people last fall in a Kensington Avenue apartment has been sentenced to 16 years in state prison, Erie County District Attorney John Flynn announced Friday.

Last month, Dennis Howard, 26, had pleaded guilty before State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller to two counts of attempted second-degree murder. Besides the prison term, Boller tacked on five years of post-release supervision.

Shortly after 10 p.m. Oct. 27, Howard entered a woman's apartment at 1015 Kensington Ave. The 20-year-old woman discovered the burglary and called on a 25-year-old male neighbor for help. Howard emerged and stabbed the man in the throat as he entered the apartment. He then chased the woman and stabbed her several times, Flynn said.

Both victims suffered life-threatening injuries, but survived.

 

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