Spring Valley man pleads guilty in stabbing death

Jauntae Brown, 20, admitted to manslaughter in connection with the stabbing death of Justin Speights, 20, of Pine Bush.

Jauntae Brown, 20, admitted to manslaughter in connection with the stabbing death of Justin Speights, 20, of Pine Bush. (3/9/17)

SPRING VALLEY - A Spring Valley man has pleaded guilty in the 2016 New Year's Day killing of an Orange County man.

Jauntae Brown, 20, admitted to manslaughter in connection with the stabbing death of Justin Speights, 20, of Pine Bush.

Prosecutors believe Speights, a volunteer firefighter, was stabbed by Brown while he was trying to break up a fight at an underage drinking party in Crawford.

Brown now faces up to 15 years in prison.

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