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Man gets 15 years in prison for Schenectady stabbing

Man gets 15 years in prison for Schenectady stabbing

A city man was sentenced Monday in Schenectady County Court to 15 years in state prison for a stabbi

Sean Gaillard of Schenectady, convicted in January of second-degree attempted murder and first-degree assault, was sentenced Monday in Schenectady County Court to 15 years in state prison.

Gaillard, 24, was given a 15-year sentence on each count. Judge Polly A. Hoye ruled the sentences would be served concurrently.

He received his punishment on the anniversary of the attack that severely wounded Marcus Reid outside a Yates Village apartment.

Police say on March 10, 2013, Reid went to the door of his ex-girlfriend’s home to pick up belongings. Gaillard, the woman’s new boyfriend, answered the door. The men began arguing.

Gaillard pulled out a knife and stabbed Reid five times. His injuries included wounds to his eye socket, abdomen, arm, shoulder and spinal column. Reid has recovered.

Gaillard, in a brief statement, said he would have apologized to Reid had the man been in court.

Hoye noted the severity of Reid’s injuries.

“You’re very fortunate you’re not here on a murder conviction, because he was able to get prompt enough medical treatment that he lived,” she told Gaillard.

Several family members and friends of Gaillard were in court for the sentencing, some crying and dabbing their eyes with tissues.

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