Yonkers man sentenced for 2019 fatal stabbing


WHITE PLAINS – A Yonkers man has been sentenced in Westchester County Court to 7 ½ to 15 years in state prison for the 2019 stabbing death of a Yonkers man.

Byron Stinton, 39, was found guilty following a three-week jury trial of manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon in the death of Michael Federico.

On April 24, 2019 at about 4:30 in the morning, Stinson and Federico were sitting in a parked car in Yonkers using drugs. The two men argued and Stinson fatally stabbed Federico in the neck with a kitchen knife.

Federico got out of the car, collapsed and died on the sidewalk.

Stinson fled the scene, was identified as a suspect and surrendered to Yonkers Police.