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Frank Keogh killed Eric Leopold in 2016.

A Yonkers man has been sentenced to 19 years to life in jail for stabbing a Nanuet man 14 occasions in 2016, his second stint behind bars for a deadly stabbing, the Rockland County District Lawyer’s Workplace stated.

Frank Keogh, forty nine, was sentenced Wednesday in Rockland County Courtroom for killing 50-yr-previous Eric Leopold. Keogh pleaded guilty on Aug. 15 to second-degree murder.

Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe previously said that Keogh once served time behind bars after being sentenced to eight to 24 years in prison for a fatal stabbing in the Bronx in 1990.

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Eric Leopold of Nanuet stand with his Harley Davidson motorcycle (Photo: Family submitted)

Clarkstown police previously said that Keogh stabbed Leopold with a knife around 9 p.m. on July 16, 2016 near Leopold’s home on Tennyson Drive in Nanuet. Leopold, a contractor who grew up in Pearl River, was taken to Nyack Hospital in critical condition that night and died on July 25, 2016.

Authorities have not said why Keogh stabbed Leopold, who was an acquaintance of his. A court order had been issued for Keogh to stay away from Leopold, police said.

Keogh was arrested in Wappingers Falls after state police pulled him over in a traffic stop and found out that he was wanted by Clarkstown police. He was charged with second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree criminal contempt.

A grand jury indicted Keogh on a murder charge after Leopold died.

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