A 67-year-old man has been sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for the 2013 stabbing death of a Brooklyn man in Sunset Park, announced District Attorney Ken Thompson on Wednesday, March 30.
According to Thompson, on September 29, 2013, the defendant – Sunset Park resident Juan Ramos – fatally stabbed 23-year-old Giovanni Rodriguez-Aria following an argument. The victim was stabbed in the stomach and arm with a knife hidden beneath Ramos’ sweater, and a second victim was stabbed in the hand while trying to step in and resolve the dispute.
Rodriguez-Aria – a father of two – was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
“Two young children will grow up without a father all because of this defendant’s senseless acts of violence, for which he now will spend essentially the rest of his life behind bars,” said Thompson.
Ramos received an additional six years in prison for assaulting the second victim.