Saratoga County District Attorney Karen A. Heggen announced today that Sebastian P. Mabb (DOB 10/28/92) of Saratoga Springs, NY, pled guilty today in Saratoga County Court to Murder in the Second Degree, in violation of Penal Law Section 125.25(1) a class “A-I” Felony, before the Hon. James A. Murphy, III. 

Appearing with his attorney, Assistant Public Defender Michael DiPresso, Defendant Mabb admitted in Court today that he intentionally caused the death of Brianna Craig. On February 6, 2024, Ms. Craig was found deceased inside her apartment in the City of Saratoga Springs. Mabb and Craig were former intimate partners, residing within walking distance from each other.

This plea to Murder in the Second Degree was taken in recognition of both counts of the indictment filed by the Saratoga County Grand Jury in March 2024. The Defendant was also charged with Aggravated Criminal Contempt for violating an order of protection protecting Ms. Craig. With this plea, the Defendant has taken responsibility for his actions in murdering Brianna Craig. 

District Attorney Karen A. Heggen stated, “With this guilty plea to Murder in the Second Degree, the top count of the indictment, Sebastian Mabb admitted to murdering Brianna Craig on February 6, 2024. This tragic case demonstrates the profound effect domestic violence has not only on the victims of abuse and murder, but their children and extended families.”

District Attorney Heggen applauded the efforts of the Saratoga Springs Police Department, specifically Investigators Megan Davenport and Joseph Hughes, as well as Patrolman Kevin Quigley, in their thorough and meticulous evidence collection and handling of this case. She noted, “This plea today is the result of exceptional work by the Saratoga Springs Police Department in their comprehensive investigation of this case.”

The District Attorney’s Office has been in regular contact with the victim’s family throughout the proceedings and has taken their thoughts into consideration.  Mabb will be sentenced to an indeterminate term of incarceration in State Prison of 23 years to life. He will be sentenced in Saratoga County Court on September 5, 2024.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Rachael Phelan and Jennifer Buckley together with District Attorney’s Office Investigator Jack Barney.

Dated: June 27, 2024