U.S. Army Veteran Who Stabbed Pelicans’ Chris Copeland in The Stomach Sentenced To 60 Days In Jail

Chris Copeland

Back in April, then-Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland and two other women were stabbed outside 1Oak nightclub in Manhattan. Reports then stated they were approached by a man and when Copeland tried to get rid of him, he got stabbed in the stomach. One of the women Copeland was with jumped on the guy’s back and put him in a chokehold, but was ultimately slashed on her arm by the man. The second woman was also stabbed in the stomach.

On Wednesday, Shevoy Bleary-Murdock, a U.S. army veteran, was entenced to 60 days in jail and five years probation, according to the New York Daily News.

“Shevoy Bleary-Murdock, 23, was originally getting a much sweeter deal for knifing the former Knick outside the Chelsea club on April 8, 2015 — one month of just weekends behind bars.

He blew the deal by getting rearrested for identity theft in Brooklyn.

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Gregory Carro said that identity theft defendants have a habit of reoffending and warned him against falling into the trap, guessing that his motivation for stealing was to play like a high roller.

“Maybe you do this because, apparently, you like going to clubs and it’s beyond your means regardless of how hard you work,” Carro said.

“It’s a type of club where there’s NBA players there. I’m sure it’s a pretty expensive deal,” the judge added.”


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