Teen sentenced for role in New Rochelle stabbing death

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A New Rochelle teen learned his fate today after admitting to his part in another student's death.

Carl Booker, 18, was sentenced today to six months in Westchester County Jail and five years probation after pleading guilty in December to stalking charges related to the stabbing death of 16-year-old Valaree Schwab.

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Booker was tried as an adult. He was not given youthful offender status by the judge so he’ll have the felony conviction on his record for the rest of his life.

He was part of a group of teens who attacked Schwab at a Dunkin’ Donuts on North Avenue not far from New Rochelle High School last year.

Prosecutors say someone stole Schwab's houses keys during a fight. They say when she tried to get her keys back at a nearby Dunkin' Donuts, she was stabbed to death.

Z'inah Brown has been charged with Schwab's murder.

Dominique Slack, who also pleaded guilty to first-degree stalking, was sentenced in February to the same sentence as Booker, six months in Westchester County Jail and five years probation.

Booker’s lawyer declined to speak on camera, but told News 12 the judge showed his client some leniency by not sending him to state prison where he could have spent years behind bars.

Booker’s family had nothing to say as they left the courthouse. Schwab’s family members also declined to comment.

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