Yorkville man convicted of killing brother handed decades behind bars

Ferguson was found guilty of first-degree manslaughter and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Posted: Jun 3, 2019 12:41 PM

UTICA, N.Y. -- The Yorkville man who stabbed his brother to death last July was sentenced Monday in Oneida County Court.

John Ferguson was found guilty of first-degree manslaughter and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

He was sentenced Monday to a minimum of 20 years in state prison for his manslaughter conviction, and 2 to 6 years for his weapons conviction.

Ferguson, 38, was found guilty in the stabbing death of his 41-year-old brother, Daryl, in their mother's Yorkville home last July.

Last month, Ferguson’s attorney Luke Nebush filed a motion to set aside the guilty verdict, and Judge Dwyer denied that motion.

Assistant District Attorney Todd Carville says this has been a tough case for the entire family.

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