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Two Plead Guilty In Fatal Yonkers Armed Robbery

Two men pleaded guilty to various charges stemming from a fatal stabbing and robbery in Yonkers last May.
Two men pleaded guilty to various charges stemming from a fatal stabbing and robbery in Yonkers last May. Photo Credit: File

YONKERS, N.Y. -- Two men pleaded guilty to various charges in connection with a fatal stabbing in Yonkers that occurred in May, according to a statement released by the Westchester County District Attorney's office.

Keith Thigpen of Tarrytown pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree murder while co-defendant Adam Kirkland pleaded guilty to counts of first degree robbery and first-degree burglary, the district attorney's office said.

Thigpen and Kirkland were both involved with the stabbing of Henry DeMatteo at 6 Winnebago Road in May of last year.

Police found DeMatteo outside of his apartment building with a stab wound to his chest. Thigpen, Kirkland and a third suspected accomplice, Eric Chappelle fled the scene but were apprehended not far from the scene.

Chappelle has been charged with counts of first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and second-degree robbery. His case is still pending, according to the District Attorney's statement.

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