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Falls man, released from mental institution, pleads guilty in stabbing

Maurice A. Hill, after four months of treatment in Rochester Psychiatric Center, returned to Niagara County Court this week and pleaded guilty as an accomplice in a Niagara Falls stabbing.

Hill, 46, formerly of Sixth Street, Niagara Falls, admitted to second-degree assault in connection with his role in the attack on Elton Carr Oct. 1, 2017, in the victim's 12th Street home. Hill's brother, Michael J. Hill, 47, pleaded guilty to the same charge last June and is serving a five-year prison term.

Judge Sara Sheldon said she will sentence Maurice Hill to time served at his March 27 sentencing, after defense attorney Brian J. Hutchison finds him a safe place to live and a mental health caseworker to supervise him. In the meantime, he remains in jail in lieu of $150,000 bail.

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