ONEIDA – Jury selection is underway in the trial of an Oneida man who police say stabbed and killed another Oneida man in the fall of 2016.
Eighteen-year-old Isaac Cantu is charged with second-degree murder for allegedly stabbing 35-year-old Frances Borasky to death on Sept. 18, 2016. Cantu previously rejected a plea deal that would have entailed him pleading guilty to first-degree manslaughter.
If Cantu is ultimately convicted on the second-degree murder charge, he would face a minimum of 15 years to life in prison.
According to police, on Sept. 18, 2016, Cantu and 17-year-old Jordan Warner of Oneida got into an argument with Borasky outside his home in Oneida, and Borasky was stabbed several times during the fight.
Warner accepted a plea deal for second-degree assault and he must now testify against Cantu if directed by the prosecution. Warner faces four years in prison with three years of post-release supervision.
Jury selection began yesterday in Madison County Court’s temporary courthouse in Oneida. We will continue to provide updates as the case unfolds.