A Rochester man accused of stabbing three people, killing one of them, learned his fate today.
Joseph Myles will spend 40 years to life behind bars.
Emotions ran high in the courtroom this afternoon as victims, family members and Joseph Myles himself addressed the packed courtroom.
Myles was arrested on charges of murder and attempted murder after a manhunt that lasted more than a day back in November.
Just hours before his arrest Myles slashed the throat of Shulunda Imes at an apartment complex on Chestnut Street.
Police say he was looking for money for drugs.
The night before Myles slashed the face and neck of his ex-girlfriend Mary Conyer and her son Cameron.
Cameron did not survive the attack.
Today, Myles addressed the court room saying he was sorry, and that he knew his quote "soul would suffer".
Both Shulunda Imes and Mary Conyer's son read prepared statements.
Will Williams said he forgives Myles for what he did to his family, but is still pleased that justice was served.
Myles will be 78-years-old before he can be eligible for parole in 2052.
Assistant District Attorney Timothy Prosperi says his office will oppose parole at that time and push for life in prison.