Former Cabrini student guilty in stabbing

By Britany Wright
February 14, 2008

Megan Pellegrino

A former student of Cabrini College, Keith Singleton, 21, was convicted of attempted murder, aggravated assault and possession of a weapon of crime.

The conviction is a result of a dispute between two Cabrini students in April 2006 that ended with a stabbing. The incident occurred in April of 2006 during the college’s celebration of Spring Fling. The incident led to stricter policies on student safety.

Singleton had been convicted on Jan. 24 after two years of postponements and many delays in the trial. Singleton is scheduled to be sentenced in court on March 21 in front of Judge James Nilon Jr.. It is possible that he can receive up to 10 years in jail. For now, his bail is revoked and he is being held in custody in Delaware Country prison.

This separate incident, not to be confused with the details of a more recent stabbing on campus, disrupted the quiet campus life of students that night. In a quarrel between two Cabrini students, Keith Singleton and Kyle Foley, Singleton pulled out a knife and proceeded to stab Foley five times and fled the scene.

Singleton was arrested while driving, after he had changed his clothes and placed them in a washer on campus.

Foley was found by police in a hallway, bleeding from his lower abdomen while lying down. Reports were given to the students at the college that Foley is in good health.

After the incident new safety policies were placed in effect by public safety and the college. The first step to making the campus safer was to place a curfew on the campus.

Between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. there is only one entrance allowed to students leaving and returning campus.

At the solitary entrance, a public safety officer now sits in the middle of the road checking I.D. cards of young adults in the car before they enter campus.

Due to the incident, funding was allotted for a welcome center to be built that reinforces the idea behind checking I.D. cards of incoming students.

Some commuter students felt the effect of the policy changes on campus when they drove on and off campus late at night.

Megan McGirr, a senior English major, said, “As a commuter I only really heard the gossip about it in class. It was like a week or two after incident that I found out what had really happened.”

As the stabbing was out of the ordinary for such a small campus many students did not feel that there would be another one on campus, especially incoming applicants and transfer students.

Jessica Gruber, a sophomore English major, said, “I heard about it before I came to college after I had already gone through the application process. It didn’t affect me personally because I didn’t think it would happen again.”

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