JOHNSON CITY, NY – A Johnson City man has admitted to fatally stabbing a Binghamton man during a late night party in the Town of Union over the Summer.
Caleb Casteline pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the stabbing death of Q-Quan Richardson on August 26th.
The two had gotten into a fight during the party off Ronbinson Hill Road.
While originally arrested on a murder charge, Broome County District Attorney Mike Korchak says the manslaughter charge was part of a plea bargain.
Korchak says that both had a prior history of violence toward one another, and that Casteline had intended to cause serious, physical injury to Richardson.
“Apparently, it had happened at a party prior to this one, where the assault and where the manslaughter took place, where they had gotten into a fight previously, but no weapons were involved. And on this night, unfortunately, Mr. Casteline decided to introduce a weapon into the altercation,” says Korchak.
Casteline faces 20 years in prison when he is sentenced in January.