Trial begins for Oneida man accused of stabbing man to death in fall 2016

18-year-old Isaac Cantu of 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.

Posted: Nov 29, 2017 12:03 PM
Updated: Nov 29, 2017 1:15 PM

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.

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