Connecticut man who stabbed son gets 3 years in prison

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who stabbed his adult son in the chest during a drunken brawl has been sentenced to three years in prison.

The Hartford Courant reports that 42-year-old Vincent Poteat was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to first-degree assault and a charge of third-degree burglary unrelated to the stabbing.

Related: Arrest made in Hartford apartment stabbing

Police responded to a city home at about 1 a.m. May 31 where they found that Poteat had stabbed his 24-year-old son. Prosecutors say both men had been drinking.

In the burglary case, Poteat and a family member went to a home in February 2016, forced their way in, and threatened the occupants.

Poteat’s public defender told the judge that her client is remorseful.

In addition to the prison time, Poteat was ordered to undergo alcohol treatment.

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Information from: Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com

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