A Broome County man is sentenced to 13 years in New York State prison after pleading guilty to Manslaughter in the First Degree in the fatal stabbing of his girlfriend’s brother during a domestic violence incident in the Town of Chenango earlier this year. 

21-year-old Crishtien Smith-Bartlett stabbed 29-year-old Randy Glezen Junior of Lisle several times with a knife, causing fatal injuries. 

Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)
Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)

According to accounts at the time, the victim had arrived with another relative at an apartment complex at 8 Kattelville Road, Chenango Bridge in the Town of Chenango at around 6:40 p.m. January 14 to intervene in a dispute that had started earlier in the day between Smith-Bartlett and his then 27-year-old girlfriend, Glezen’s sister, who lived in the apartment with her two-year-old daughter.  

News reports following the stabbing say: During the confrontation between Glezen and Smith-Bartlett, authorities say the suspect was armed with a machete and hit Glezen with it. After losing control of the machete, investigators say Smith-Bartlett switched to a large kitchen knife and stabbed the Lisle man several times in the abdomen and back.  Glezen's sister also suffered an injury to her arm. 

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At the time, Smith-Bartlett was charged with felony counts of Murder and Assault, both in the 2nd degree. 

He pleaded guilty to the lesser count of Manslaughter and was sentenced October 19 to 13 years in state prison to be followed by post-release supervision. 

Broome County District Attorney Michael Korchak commented on the case calling it a “tragic case of domestic violence that has ruined the lives of all involved.” 

The D.A.’s office consulted with family members and considered Smith-Bartlett’s acceptance of responsibility in offering the plea deal. 

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