Court report: Man gets 6 years for North Avenue Beach stabbing; Another gets 10 for North Side business robberies

Stanley Krzak | CPD

A North Side man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for robbing three Edgewater businesses at gunpoint during one week in November 2018. Stanley Krzak agreed to plead guilty to three robbery counts in exchange for the sentence.

Prosecutors said Krzak, 28, robbed a convenience store at 1055 West Bryn Mawr; the Pizza Hut at 5320 North Broadway; and a Walgreens in Andersonville in about one week.

He was on parole for unlawful restraint at the time of the hold-ups, according to state records.

Krazak’s three 10-year sentences will be served concurrently. After receiving credit for time served before his plea and the state’s 50% sentence reduction for good behavior, Krzak is scheduled to be paroled in November 2023.

Prison for North Avenue Beach stabbing

Pablo Sosa | CPD

A man has been sentenced to six years in prison for stabbing a stranger on the North Avenue Beach bike path two years ago. In a deal with prosecutors, 38-year-old Pablo Sosa pleaded guilty to one count of attempted murder and the state agreed to drop four aggravated battery counts. 

Prosecutors said Sosa was acting erratically when he first met the 25-year-old victim at the beach around 5 p.m. on June 14, 2017. Sosa pulled out two knives about an hour later during an argument with the man. The victim was stabbed nine times, police said.

Bystanders and police caught up with Sosa as he fled the scene on a bike.

With 856 days credit for time served, Sosa is expected to be paroled on July 6, 2022. Judge Catherine Haberkorn oversaw the case.

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