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.