Man sentenced in steak knife stabbing

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A North Adams man who stabbed a friend nine times with a steak knife because he thought he had stolen $600 from him has been sentenced to up to five years in prison.

The Berkshire Eagle reports that Mario Babbs was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in connection with the June 2012 stabbing of Cole DeSanty.

Prosecutors say the 27-year-old Babbs had borrowed DeSanty’s car, and after returning the vehicle found he had lost his wallet. After Babbs found the wallet, without the money, he asked DeSanty to his apartment where he stabbed him.

DeSanty denied taking the money.

Prosecutors say DeSanty’s wounds were life threatening and included a severed rib, punctured left lung, internal bleeding and compromised hearing and vision.


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