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Chenango County Man Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter

A Chenango County man has pleaded guilty to first degree manslaughter for stabbing another man to death last march.

According to State Police 30 year old Kyle Whitfield of Smithville stabbed 33 year old James Button Jr. of Greene with a folding pocket knife outside his home.

Police say the stabbing took place after a dispute outside of Whitfield's home and that the two men were acquaintances at Raymond Corporation where they both worked. His sentencing date has been scheduled for April 24th.