COOPERSTOWN – The former SUNY Oneonta student who is accused of stabbing his girlfriend in an Oneonta apartment last year has accepted a plea deal, according to the Otsego County District Attorney’s Office.
In Otsego County Court on Tuesday, Julian Vancourt-Wels of Schenectady pleaded guilty to felony first-degree assault in exchange for 10 years in state prison.
On Dec. 8, 2017, Oneonta police were called to an apartment on Maple Street where they found a female victim with stab wounds to the face, wrist and shoulders. Police said Vancourt-Wels showed them the small kitchen knife he had used to stab his girlfriend multiple times.
Vancourt-Wels was initially charged with felony second-degree attempted murder, felony first-degree assault and misdemeanor fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
Vancourt-Wels is scheduled to be sentenced in Otsego County Court on Oct. 5.