Man Stabbed Near Rutgers and Cherry Streets

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Tonight about 7:30 p.m., a male victim was stabbed near the intersection of Cherry and Rutgers streets. A NYPD spokesman says a man, in his mid-30’s, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital. He is expected to survive.  No other information is being released this evening; an investigation is ongoing; no arrests have been made. DNA Info reported the victim is in stable condition.

LES Rapper “Tru Life” Sentenced to 10 Years

Lower East Side rapper “Tru Life” has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in the fatal stabbing of a man outside a Manhattan apartment complex almost two years ago. The former Jay-Z protege, who’s real name is Roberto Rosado, and his brother accepted a plea deal in connection with second-degree murder, gang assault and assault charges.

Prosecutors said 20-year old Christopher Guerrero was killed at the end of a violent evening in June of 2009. The trouble began hours earlier in a Midtown night club after alleged LES drug dealer Michael Slater was shot in the stomach.

The ordeal shook up residents of the housing developments along Avenues C and D, where escalating violence was considered then (and still is now) a growing concern.

Rosado’s brother, Marcus, was sentenced to 12 years. Under the terms of the deal, neither man can appeal.