A Good Avenue man was convicted earlier this month on assault and weapons charges for stabbing another man in the face during an argument in a cab at Paderewski Drive and Sears Avenue.
Hadid B. Askia, 30, while working as a taxi driver, slashed a 30-year-old Buffalo man across the face several times with a steak knife on Sept. 22, 2011, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office.
Good was convicted of second-degree assault and criminal possession of a weapon in a bench trial in which State Supreme Court Justice Christopher J. Burns presided.
Assistant District Attorney Ashley M. Morgan, who prosecuted the case, said Askia's attack was in retaliation for a 2004 incident in which Askia claimed the victim was involved.
Askia pulled out a black steak knife and stabbed the victim in his left cheek after they both got out of the cab, police have said.
Askia faces up to seven years in prison when sentenced by Burns on Nov. 27.