Man Pleads Guilty in Stabbing Outside Goodwill

6:42 PM, Nov 23, 2011   |    comments
One man is dead and another is charged with 2nd degree murder after a stabbing outside of Goodwill Industries.
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BUFFALO, N.Y. - A man once employed by the Goodwill store on William Street has plead guilty to first degree manslaughter for a stabbing outside the store in August.

32 year old Jawain Wilson will be sentenced in January on the charge.

The victim was 21 year old Joshua Thomas of Buffalo. Thomas was rushed to ECMC after the incident but later died of his injuries.

The two men both worked at Goodwill Industries, in separate departments, according to Thomas Lynch, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Western New York.

Lynch declined an on-camera interview, but said nothing like this has ever happened at Goodwill of Western New York before, and since the stabbing, colleagues in other regions have been reaching out to the William Street location with messages of support. 

Lynch said there is no protocol for a situation like this, but at this time, Wilson has been suspended indefinitely.

He said Wilson had been employed by Goodwill for years, but wasn't sure how long, and Thomas had been working there for the summer.


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