Man convicted of slashing victim across the face with a knife

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A man once convicted of slashing a man across the face with a razor blade during a robbery has been convicted of a second slashing.

Jonathan Archibald, 41, was convicted of second degree assault on Tuesday after a week-long jury trial. According to the Erie County District Attorney’s Office, last May, Archibald pursued a man whom he had gotten into an argument with, and inside a store at Harmonia and Walden in Buffalo, slashed the victim across the face with a knife. When the man attempted to defend himself, Archibald repeatedly stabbed him in the arm and chest.

In 2010, also on Harmonia Street, Archibald slashed a man across the face with a razor blade and stole his cell phone. He has also been convicted of drug charges in 1997, 2005, and 2010.

If found to be a persistent felony offender, Archibald could be sentenced to life in prison in June. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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