HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 37-year-old East Windsor man faces a 30-year prison sentence after pleading guilty yesterday to the fatal stabbing of 26-year-old Alford Grayson in a Hartford store in May.
The Hartford Courant reports Paul Hunter entered the plea under the Alford doctrine. An Alford plea means the defendant doesn’t agree with the state’s evidence but acknowledges there is enough to warrant a conviction.
Prosecutors say Hunter fatally stabbed Grayson, an acquaintance, during an argument at Blue’s Package Store on Barbour Street.
Grayson was rushed to St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.
Investigators say Hunter told them he “must have” pulled the knife during the incident, but he couldn’t recall how many times he stabbed Grayson.