ALBANY, N.Y. - An Albany teen was sentenced to 21 years in state prison on Thursday for his role in the fatal stabbing of 17-year-old Tyler Rhodes.
Albany County DA David Soares announced that 19-year-old Dhoruba Shuaib was found guilty of one count of Manslaughter 1st-degree in court on February 3rd, and will now serve 21 years in state prison.
The court found Shuaib was the accomplice to 17-year-old Jah-Lah Vanderhorst of Albany in the stabbing death of Rhodes in April 2011 at Hoffman Park.
Police say Vanderhorst intentionally stabbed Rhodes in his upper chest with a
knife in broad daylight in front of witnesses, including children, and Shauib worked with Vanderhorst in doing this when he actively,
physically and intentionally blocked Rhodes from behind restricting his
ability to move and further providing Vanderhorst the opportunity to
Vanderhorst faces trial on June 11th in Albany County Court. He is charged with Murder in the 2nd-degree.
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