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Tarrytown Resident Sentenced In Stabbing Death Of Fellow Teen

Berinzon Moronta
Berinzon Moronta Photo Credit: Westchester County District Attorney's Office

SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- A 17-year-old Tarrytown resident was sentenced to 20 years in prison for stabbing a Sleepy Hollow high schooler in Oct. 2015.

Berinzon Moronta was sentenced to state prison after pleading guilty to first degree manslaughter after stabbing Tahj Robinson, according to the Westchester County District Attorney's Office.

An investigation into the stabbing revealed that Moronta, along with several others, entered the park with the express purpose of locating and injuring Robinson, according to the Westchester County District Attorney's Office.

Moronta approached Robinson and began stabbing the victim with a knife, resulting in multiple stab wounds to the torso, including wounds to the heart and lungs, according to the Westchester County District Attorney's Office. Moronta was arrested the next day.

Moronta was remanded into the custody of the New York State Department of Corrections, according to the Westchester County District Attorney's Office.

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