Albany man pleads guilty to stabbing bus passenger in Newburgh

Under the plea agreement, it's expected that Maleek Phillips will serve 10 years in state prison and five years of post-release supervision.

News 12 Staff

Jan 4, 2023, 10:33 PM

Updated 506 days ago

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An Albany man pleaded guilty in Orange County Court to stabbing a passenger on a commercial bus in Newburgh back in August.

Maleek Phillps, 38, pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted assault in the first degree.
Officials say Phillips was a passenger on a commercial bus traveling from Albany to New York City. When the bus traveled through the Town of Newburgh on I-87, Phillips began threatening passengers on the bus. After arguing with the victim, Phillips pulled out a knife and cut the victim on the neck and chest, causing a collapsed lung. Phillips then fled the bus and cut his own throat before police located him nearby with the knife still in his hand.
Under the plea agreement, it's expected that Phillips will serve 10 years in state prison and five years of post-release supervision. 
His sentencing is scheduled for February.


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