JAMESTOWN – A 22-year-old man accused in a 2017 Jamestown stabbing death has plead guilty in the case.
WNY News Now’s Matt Hummel is reporting that Tavion Turner took a reduce plea deal on Monday morning as the murder trial against him was set to get underway in in Chautauqua County Court.
He plead guilty to first-degree manslaughter and waives his right to appeal.
Turner, during a series of questioning by Judge David Foley, admitted to intending to cause serious physical to Ownbey, resulting in his death.
The man could spend 18 to 22-years behind bars, with a five-year post release supervision following sentencing.
Turner was previously charged with two counts of second-degree murder for his alleged role in the 2017 stabbing death of Dyllan Ownbey.
He remains in Chautauqua County Jail on $1 million bail. The Erie County District Attorney’s Office was prosecuting the case on behalf of the people.