Man convicted in 1991 Crown Heights riots stabbed

The man convicted in the death of a yeshiva student during the 1991 Crown Heights riots is recovering after being stabbed with an ice pick

BROOKLYN - The man convicted in the death of a yeshiva student during the 1991 Crown Heights riots is recovering after being stabbed with an ice pick over the weekend.Police say Lemrick Nelson was attacked in what may have been a road-rage attack in Manhattan. Nelson was convicted in the death of Yankel Rosenbaum during the riots. The riots began after a 7-year-old black boy, Gavin Cato, was struck and killed by a driver belonging to the ultra-Orthodox Lubavitch community. Three hours later, a gang of angry blacks shouting "Get the Jew!" descended on and fatally stabbed Rosenbaum, who was visiting from Australia. He was released from prison in 2004. Officials say Nelson is in stable condition. AP wire services contributed to this report

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