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Suspect convicted in deli slash attack

Jevon Bostic (Albany County District Attorney's Office)

ALBANY -- Albany County DA P. David Soares announced that Jevon Bostic, 37, has been found guilty on two counts related to an attack at the Nas Deli and Grocery.

The jury found that on Nov. 27, 2016, Bostic entered the Morton Avenue deli at about 2:45 p.m. The clerk recognized him as someone who had previously stolen items and damaged the store, and contacted police. They also found that when the clerk attempted to keep Bostic in the store until police arrived, the defendant pulled out a razor blade and slashed the clerk's face and throat, seriously injuring the clerk.

According to the DA's office, Bostic was caught a short time later by members of the Albany Police Department. The victim survived, and was treated at an area hospital.

The jury found Bostic guilty of one count of Attempted Assault in the First Degree, a Class C Violent Felony, and one count of Assault in the Second Degree, a Class D Violent Felony.

Bostic faces up to 25 years to life in prison when he is sentenced. Sentencing is scheduled for June 30.

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