Man sentenced in fatal Albany stabbing


An Albany man was sentenced to three to nine years in prison for a stabbing death that took place back in June.

Joseph Sanchez was arrested in June for the stabbing of four people outside of Lark Tavern.

Albany Police say a fight started inside the tavern and then continued outside on the sidewalk. 

Elijah Smith, one of the victims, passed away from his injuries three days later at Albany Medical Center.

Sanchez appeared in Albany County Court on Thursday for his sentencing where Smith’s parents spoke about their son.

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