An Albany man pleaded guilty in court on Thursday to stabbing and killing a 28-year old man.

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Albany resident, 24-year old Vincent Ellis, appeared in Federal Court today and entered a guilty plea for the March stabbing death of another Albany resident.

On March 8, 2021 police were called to the 100 block of Sheraton Avenue for an altercation between two men. When police responded to the location they found that one man was seriously injured during the fight.

According to News 10, Police were notified that 28-year-old Brian Q. Jenkins was transported to the Albany Medical Center Hospital to treat stab wounds to his torso. A short time later, officers learned that Mr. Jenkins had died as a result of his injuries.

Today, Vincent Ellis appeared in Federal Court and entered a guilty plea. Mr. Ellis is looking at a long prison sentence.

District Attorney David Soares says that Mr. Ellis could be sentenced to up to 16 years in prison according to the guilty plea. He is also facing supervised probation of up to five years after his release. The 24-year-old man is scheduled to appear in court for sentencing on August 9.

This is a very sad story. Two families have been shattered by the violence that occurred that day. Mr. Jenkins will never return to his family, and when Mr. Ellis gets out of prison, he may be a middle-aged man.

Sadly, Mr. Jenkins leaves three sons to mourn his death. Our condolences go out to Brian Jenkins’ family.

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