A Binghamton man will spend up to 25 years in state prison after being found guilty of first degree Manslaughter, among other charges.

The Broome County District Attorney's Office announces today, a Broome County jury found 26-year-old Kout M. Akol guilty of first degree Manslaughter, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the third degree, two counts of Tampering with Physical Evidence, and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. 

This stems from an incident on July 3, 2021,  when Akol repeatedly stabbed Takicia Mitchel with a knife during a domestic dispute at 60 Saratoga Avenue in the city of Binghamton. Akol had severed an artery in Mitchell's leg which caused her to bleed to death.

This occurred in the presence of a child who Mitchell had in common with Akol

The office notes Akol was found in Syracuse several days after the incident. 

Akol faces up to 25 years in New York State Prison when he is sentenced on February 23, 2023. 

“Not only has Akol senselessly taken a human life, he sentenced three children to a life without their mother.  Only the maximum sentence is appropriate in this case,” said Michael A. Korchak, Broome County District Attorney.