Mourners say goodbye to Ossining man as accused killer goes to court

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Hundreds gathered to say a final goodbye to a 21-year-old man from Ossining who was stabbed to death last week.

Police say Greg Jackson, 21, was fatally stabbed by Andrew Knight, 18, of Ossining on James Street on Feb. 1.

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Investigators believe the two knew each other and both grew up in the village. It's still unclear what led to the dispute.

Mourners gathered Friday at House of Refuge Apostolic Church to pay their respects to Jackson, who was remembered as someone who had a positive influence on people.

“He could have been anything. He was such a great kid,” says Aaron Spring, who graduated with Jackson in 2015.

Spring called on the Village of Ossining and the Recreational Advisory Board to rename the local skate park after Jackson “so we can truly honor his legacy.”

Jackson played football and basketball, but friends say he was most passionate about skateboarding and spent much of his time at the park.

Andrew Knight will be back in court for a felony hearing next week. 

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