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Adcock faces up to 10 years for fatal stabbing

Jessica Cuffman • Aug 27, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Tre’vonte Adcock remains in the Erie County Jail, awaiting sentencing on a voluntary manslaughter charge for the Dec. 15 death of Jared Rhodes, 24.

He faces three to 10 years in prison, Erie County prosecutor Kevin Baxter said.

Baxter hasn’t yet decided what he’ll recommend to Erie County Common Pleas Court Judge Tygh Tone.

“The family is kind of split on things,” he said. “The mother of the deceased’s child is pretty adamant about a longer sentence, and we have other family members who want some leniency. It’s a tough family dynamic.”

Adcock stabbed Rhodes twice in the lower left abdomen and once in the upper left thigh with a 4-inch butterfly knife when the two were at a Clinton Street home. Witnesses told police the tussle between the two started as a play fight, then escalated out of control.

Adcock himself called 911 for help. He later admitted to police he had “poked” his uncle.

Before the stabbing, Adcock was caught up in several fights at school and on the streets, as well as a few robberies dating back to 2008, according to police reports.

During his interview with police, he said he’d been drinking the night of the fight and didn’t remember much about what happened.

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