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Man pleads guilty in stabbing of 2-year-old

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- A Rochester man has pleaded guilty to first-degree attempted murder in the stabbing of a 2-year-old boy.

Antonio Roebuck, 23, was sentenced Monday in Olmsted County District Court to 27 years in prison. As part of a plea agreement, he'll be eligible for parole after 18 years.

He also pleaded guilty to first-degree assault for stabbing a man who confronted him after Roebuck stabbed 2-year-old Xavier Njemanze.

The stabbing happened March 1 at an apartment on 10th Street NW. That's where police say Roebuck stabbed 2-year-old Xavier and the man trying to stop him.

Xavier is making progress in his recovery.

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