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Nyack Man Gets 8 Years In Prison For 2011 Stabbing Death

Nyack man was killed on Franklin Street in Nyack.

 of Nyack has been sentenced to eight years in prison for the 2011 stabbing death of another Nyack man on Franklin Street.

Desir, 28, of 132 Third Ave., Nyack, was also sentenced in Rockland County Court in New City by Judge William A. Kelly to serve three years of post-release supervision when he gets out of prison. Desir pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter.

Desir was prosecuted in the June 25, 2011, death of , 33, of Nyack. Corker was stabbed in the neck with a sharp object during a 3 a.m. fight on Franklin Street. Corker was taken by taxi to Nyack Hospital, but died about an hour later.

Corker had a troubled past that included a decade behind bars, and had only recently been released on parole. In 1999, Corker stabbed a Spring Valley man in the stomach and slashed his hand, almost severing his thumb. The incident took place in front of a now-defunct bar in Nyack, near the spot Corker was fatally stabbed over 10 years later.

In 2000, Corker was sentenced to 12-and-a-half years in state prison for the stabbing; he was found guilty of felonious assault, but acquitted of an attempted murder charge.

Corker's death stunned members of the community who remembered him from his days as a student at Nyack High School. Corker graduated  in 1997 and had played on the Indians football team.

In the wake of his death, friends gathered at the site of his death to publicly mourn, creating a makeshift memorial to him at the spot.

Sick-n-Tired May 30, 2012 at 08:31 PM
That is pathetic. 8 years for taking another mans life.
Gregg May 30, 2012 at 09:45 PM
Is 8 years a mistake? 18, 28,38 years sounds more like it
Chris May 30, 2012 at 10:20 PM
My friend no longer has her grandson and all this guy loses is 8 years, most likely less because they are overcrowded and want him out. Awful.
Mugs May 30, 2012 at 10:22 PM
DON'T HAVE ALL THE FACTS Have you ever though that there might have been some mitigating circumstances here? Being a former neighbor of the decent and hard working Desirs, I have known John most of his life. I don't recall him ever being in trouble or in a fight. He's always been an affable young man whom unfortunetly has had some challenges in his life that I will not get into. No one wins here.
Sick-n-Tired May 30, 2012 at 10:33 PM
I know for a fact he was convicted upon a plea deal. I know for a fact that the victim is dead. I'm wiling to bet if he keeps his nose clean in jail he will be out earlier than 8 years. I also know for a fact that when he's out of jail the victim will still be dead. I think he won this one.
Mugs May 31, 2012 at 12:00 AM
The court offered a plea deal and it was accepted, I'm not saying it makes it right. My sincerest condolence to the Corker family.
John Whitley May 31, 2012 at 01:06 AM
@ Mugs We ALL have challenges in life - that does not make most of us go out and murder someone. Cannot believe this dirtbag took a life and only gets 8 years. Maybe 80 I could understand. You are correct, nobody wins here, especially the deceased Mr Corker.
jony chanelles May 31, 2012 at 02:43 AM
bueno eso fue por tomar y usar drogas sean enteligentes y no agan eso uno muerto y el otro preso
Scotty June 01, 2012 at 12:25 AM
I beleive in Judge Kelly....it is what it is....a crime and trial and now a criminal must serve time in prison....what goes around comes around.
Sick-n-Tired June 01, 2012 at 12:30 AM
He also lets people who attempt to murder others by lighting them on fire plead out to assault and serve only 5 years in prison. Sure what comes around goes around but with Judge Kelly what goes in jail also comes out of jail all too soon.

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