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Mount Vernon Man Accused Of Fatal Stabbing Due Back In Court This Week

Elm Street and Walnut Street in Yonkers.
Elm Street and Walnut Street in Yonkers. Photo Credit: Google Maps

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The Mount Vernon man accused of the fatal stabbing a 24-year-old Yonkers man last year is due back in court this week.

Donte Pace, 22, is scheduled to appear in Westchester County Court later this week, where he will be arraigned on charges that include manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon following the assault of his victim last October.

Shortly before 5 p.m. on Oct. 15 last year, Yonkers police officers were on patrol in the third precinct when they were flagged by a group of people near the intersection of Elm and Walnut Street.

According to police, they observed a male victim lying on the sidewalk outside of an Elm Street home, unresponsive and bleeding from a stab wound to his torso. Paramedics were called to the scene, providing treatment as he was transported to St Joseph’s Hospital for evaluation.

The victim, who was later identified as James Puryear, was pronounced dead at the hospital less than an hour later. The Yonkers Police Detective Division Major Case Squad then launched an investigation, which led to the arrest of Pace, who has been held at the Westchester County Jail.

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