York City fatal stabbing suspect pleads guilty, gets prison

Brandon Addeo
York Dispatch
Jordan Mantilla

A York City man accused of fatally stabbing another man in 2019 is going to prison after pleading guilty.

Jordan Manilla, 24, entered a guilty plea Friday in York County’s Court of Common Pleas to one count of felony voluntary manslaughter, which was part of a negotiated plea. Prosecutors withdrew more serious felony charges of first- and third-degree murder. 

President Judge Maria Musti Cook sentenced Mantilla to a term of 6½ to 20 years in state prison. 

His charges relate to the April 23, 2019, stabbing death of 27-year-old Jason Markley, of York City. Markley was stabbed in the 500 block of Wallace Street and was rushed to York Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, according to a police affidavit.

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Police said a witness saw the stabbing and called 911, and video surveillance near the scene recorded Mantilla running away. 

Mantilla was previously convicted on an aggravated assault charge for an attack on a 50-year-old man where metal pipes, a machete and a baseball bat were used as weapons. Mantilla was sentenced to time served on that charge. 

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On his new conviction, Mantilla will get credit for 846 days served in jail, court records state.