Elmira man sentenced to eight more years in prison for manslaughter

ELMIRA, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - An Elmira man who pled guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the stabbing death of a 22-year-old has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

Joshua DeMellier, 27, was accused of fatally stabbing Ellis Kittles back in June, 2014. 

Kittles was found with a stab wound near the area of South Main Street and West Chemung Place in Elmira.

He died a short time later at a local hospital.

DeMellier is already serving a 25-year sentence for his involvement in a shooting on Sullivan Street in Elmira that took place just a week prior to the stabbing.


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