Rochester Man Sentenced for Stabbing Friend
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Rochester teenager has been sentenced to seven years on probation for stabbing a friend.
18-year-old Zakariya Ali earlier pleaded guilty to a second-degree assault charge for the knife attack, which occurred while the 23-year-old victim was giving Ali a ride home and the two men got into a heated argument on the morning of February 19th.
The criminal complaint says the victim stopped his car and ordered Ali to get out of the vehicle. After Ali refused to leave, the driver opened the passenger door and again ordered him out of the car. That’s when he was attacked and suffered about a half a dozen non-life-threatening leg-hand and arm injuries, along with a cut behind one of his ears.
Ali was also given a stayed 21 month prison sentence and was ordered to complete 100 hours of community work service.