Second teen charged in deadly Oneida stabbing pleads not guilty to murder, manslaughter

ONEDIA, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - The second of two teenagers in the city of Oneida has pleaded not guilty in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 35-year-old father.

17-year-old Issac Cantu submitted a plea of not guilty to a four-count indictment of second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter, first-degree assault, and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Cantu was charged in September 2016 along with co-defendant, 17-year-old Jordan Warner, for their alleged involvement in the death of Francis Borasky.

Last week, Warner pleaded guilty to second-degree assault and will be sentenced to four years in prison and three years of post-release supervision.

He also agreed to testify against Cantu.

At the time of their arrest, investigators determined that a brawl escalated in an Oneida neighborhood, leading to the stabbing.

Borasky was found near the intersection of Lexington and Pearl streets.

He was taken to the Oneida Health Care Facility Emergency Room, where he died.

Cantu is being held at the Madison County Jail with bail set at $100,000 cash or $200,000 bond.

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