Rochester man sentenced to 52 years to life for deadly 2019 stabbing

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Rochester man who was on parole when he stabbed two people, one of them fatally, back in 2019 was sentenced to 52 years to life in prison on Thursday.

Black Jewelz, 37, was convicted of second degree murder, second degree attempted murder and second degree assault last month.

The charges stem from a series of incidents that happened on Oct. 11, 2019. Prosecutors say Jewelz first created a disturbance at the RTS Transit Center that escalated to the point of a physical altercation where security had to intervene, then stabbed 24-year-old David Oquendo in the abdomen on Bragdon Place, minutes later, Jewelz stabbed another man on St. Paul Street.

Oquendo died from his injuries, but the other victim recovered.

Prosecutors Jewelz had been released from the New York State Department of Corrections to parole in 2018.

Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley described Jewelz as a "violent offender who has no regard for the law".