Brandon Henderson, 19, has been sentenced by Monroe County Judge Douglas Randall to 10 years in state prison for his role in the March 23 stabbing of Paul Luft Jr., then 16, at a party at 19 Alpine Drive in Penfield.
Henderson and three friends arrived uninvited and became involved in a confrontation with Luft, an invited guest, outside of the home. Henderson produced a knife and seriously cut Luft across his abdomen, resulting in life threatening injuries. Henderson then fled the scene. Authorities found him about five hours later in Wayne County.
Faced with trial, Henderson, who has been jailed since his arrest, pleaded guilty to the sole count of first-degree assault which carries a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison.
The case was prosecuted by Jennifer Hyatt of the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office Major Felony Bureau.
“Brandon Henderson’s actions the night of March 23 very nearly cost a sixteen year old his life,” Hyatt said. “I’m hoping that this result will not only allow Mr. Luft to continue with his recovery but will serve in some way to alter the defendant’s violent trajectory in a positive way.”