Gadson arraigned in connection to Jermaine Stubbs murder
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The suspect in the City of Utica's only homicide so far this year has been arraigned in Oneida County Court. Police say Jamaal Gadson shot and killed Jermaine Stubbs on Lenox Avenue in Utica in July. Police say it happened after the two had an argument outside a Varick Street Bar called " Shots." Gadson was later located by authorities in North Carolina. He was extradited back to the area and will now face those charges here. He was recently arraigned in Utica City Court after being indicted by a grand jury. His case moved to the county level Friday. Assistant District Attorney Robert Bauer said, " The defendant was arraigned today and entered a not guilty plea. He'll return at a later date to report to the judge and decide whether or not he's interested in a pre-trial offer." Gadson's next court appearance is slated for October 26th. If convicted on the charge of second degree murder, he could face 25 years to life in prison.