MIDDLETOWN - Four Middletown residents pleaded guilty to charges related to a stabbing in March, the Orange County District Attorney's Office said Friday.
Kayla Curry, 17, Christian Reyes, 23, Miguel Irizarry, 24, and Joemy Rivera, 24, coordinated the knife attack that took place at the victim's girlfriend's house in Middletown, according to a news release from the DA's office.
Rivera admitted he went with three people to the victim's girlfriend's house on March 25, intending to assault the victim, according to the release. Rivera admitted that he stabbed the victim in the back multiple times.
The victim's injuries included a lacerated kidney and a punctured lung, which required him to be rushed to Orange Regional Medical Center's Intensive Care Unit, according to the release.
Rivera pleaded guilty to second-degree gang assault, a felony.
Pursuant to a plea agreement, Rivera will be sentenced on Nov. 5 to eight years in prison and five years post-release supervision.
Curry, Reyes and Irizarry on Sept. 27 pleaded guilty to their charges in relation to the attack.
Prosecutors said Reyes drove the car to the scene of the attack.
According to the release, Reyes admitted that about an hour and a half before the stabbing, he tried to hit the victim with his car after Reyes saw him walking in the area of Fulton Street and East Avenue. When that was unsuccessful, Reyes and the other three people involved planned the assault that later took place.
Reyes pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted assault, a felony. Curry pleaded guilty to second-degree gang assault and second-degree assault, both felonies. Irizarry pleaded guilty to third-degree assault, a misdemeanor.
Curry, Reyes and Irizarry will be sentenced Jan. 14.
"My office will seek lengthy prison sentences for those who resort to weapons and violence to settle disputes," District Attorney David Hoovler said in the release.
Middletown city police assisted with the investigation and arrests.