HONESDALE – Three men received substantial state prison sentences in Wayne County Court Thursday for charges of third degree murder in the death of Joseph Stengline in December 2017.
Wayne County District Attorney Patrick L. Robinson said Stengline was beaten and stomped during an attack on Dec. 8, 2017. He died from his injuries five days later.
Darian Jemal Daniels, 26, of Monroe County, pleaded Nolo Contendere, or no contest, to Third Degree Murder (F1) on November 15, 2019. Senior Judge Raymond L. Hamill sentenced Daniels to 12 to 24 years in a State Correctional Institution.
Lewis Ricky Tucker, Jr., 28, of Monroe County also pleaded Nolo Contendere to Third Degree Murder (F1) on November 13, 2019. Judge Hamill sentenced Tucker to 15 to 30 years in a State Correctional Institution.
Kevin Jordan, age 22, of Monroe County pleaded guilty to the Third Degree Murder (F1) on February 14, 2019. Judge Hamill sentenced him to 12 to 24 years in state prison as well.
Two other men involved in the case were not in court on Thursday. Coneil Moore, 32, of Monroe County has already pleaded guilty to Third Degree Murder (F1) on July 11, 2019 and is awaits sentencing. Steven Cooper, 20, of Monroe County is charged in connection with this case; he is awaiting trial.
DA Robinson said he would have no further comment regarding these cases pending a resolution of the charges against Steven Cooper.