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Man accused of killing Wyman arraigned in hospital
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Christian Patterson, the man accused of killing Sheriff's Deputy Kurt Wyman, has been arraigned in his bed at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, according to Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara.
Patterson is charged with aggravated murder. Judge Michael Dwyer acted as a local criminal court judge in the hospital
Patterson is scheduled to be in court next week for a felony hearing but it is unclear which court that will take place in.
Patterson will continue to stay at St. Elizabeth Medical Center under the supervision of the Oneida County Sheriff's Department. He is still listed in fair condition.
Patterson was shot by police after allegedly shooting and killing Oneida County Sheriff's Deputy Kurt Wyman more than two weeks ago in the Town of Augusta. Wyman was responding to a domestic disturbance at Patterson's home.
DA McNamara had earlier said that he was not sure if Patterson could be arraigned in the City of Utica, where the hospital is, after allegedly committing the crime in a town.