Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Rochester, NY: Grand jury: Rochester stabbing death was justified

A Rochester defense attorney says a grand jury has refused to indict his client for manslaughter in a fatal stabbing, determining it was self-defense.

Paul Kubrich was charged with first-degree manslaughter for fatally stabbing 29-year-old Richard Sullivan of Walworth in Wayne County. Police say Sullivan, the ex-boyfriend of a woman Kubrich was dating, showed up at the woman’s apartment on Nov. 11 and got into a fight with Kubrich.

Sullivan died of stab wounds to the upper torso hours later.

Kubrich’s lawyer, James Nobles, says the grand jury determined the killing was a justifiable act.

Kubrich had faced a prison term ranging from five years to 25 years if convicted.

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