Jamaican pleads guilty in 1996 NY country club stabbing

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April 06, 2016

WHITE PLAINS, NY (AP):

Jamaican taxi driver Gifton 'Michael' Cousins pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 1996 stabbing death of a fellow caddy at a suburban New York country club.

Acting Westchester County District Attorney James A. McCarty said Cousins pleaded guilty on Monday.

Cousins is from Regent Street in Denham Town, Kingston.

He was located in October in Kingston, Jamaica, and returned to New York on an extradition warrant.

Cousins waived his rights to an extradition hearing.

The victim, Jason Campbell, was stabbed in the chest during a fight at the Pelham Country Club in Pelham Manor.

Campbell stumbled towards the pro shop and collapsed as Cousins fled. He later died at a hospital.

The prosecutor said Cousins faces between five and 25 years in prison when he is sentenced in June.

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