ALBANY, NY – District Attorney P. David Soares announced today that BRANDON WALKER, 22, of Albany, pleaded guilty to (1) Count of Manslaughter in the First Degree, a Class B Violent Felony, before the Honorable Judge Peter A. Lynch in Albany County Court this morning.

Jury trial against WALKER was slated to begin on Monday. WALKER remains in custody at the Albany County Correctional Facility and faces 22 years in State Prison, to be followed by 5 years of Post-Release Supervision, when sentenced on August 5, 2016.

On September 20, 2015, at approximately 12:57 a.m., on Elberon Place in the City of Albany, WALKER did cause the death of Louis Haynie, 19, of Albany, by means of stabbing him with a knife. WALKER then attempted to cause the death of another man, then 20, by means of stabbing him with a knife two times, once in his upper left back and once in his right side. The second victim required medical attention but did survive.

Assistant District Attorney Jessica Blain-Lewis is prosecuting this case.