Butcher knife attack results in 13-year prison term

Oct 10, 2018

A Buffalo man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for stabbing his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend in the torso with a butcher knife.

Tyson Fish, 27, pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree assault in April.

The Erie County District Attorney's Office says Fish went to his ex-girlfriend's home on Millicent Avenue in the city's University District after making several threatening phone calls. When the woman's male companion told him to leave, Fish stabbed him three times.

The victim survived the attack after underoing four surgeries and a blood transfusion. He was in a local ICU for several weeks.

Along with the prison sentence, the judge in the case also signed 25-year orders of protection for the woman and the victim.