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Gadson indicted in Utica's only homicide in 2012

By JOLEEN FERRIS

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - An Oneida County Grand Jury has indicted, or, formally charged, Jamal Gadson with Utica's first and only murder so far this year.

Police caught up with Gadson, 42, two weeks ago in a small North Carolina town. Local police there and federal marshals surrounded the home of Gadson's aunt, where he was staying, and took him into custody.

Gadson has recently waived the potentially lengthy extradition process and agreed to be transported back to Utica in order to face charges in the July 23 murder of Jermaine Stubbs.

Police say the two were arguing outside a Varick Street bar, and that Gadson wound up shooting 35-year-old Stubbs on the 600 block of Lenox Ave. in west Utica.

Gadson faces one second-degree murder charge and one criminal possession of a weapon (a loaded handgun) charge. It will likely be federal marshals who travel to North Carolina to retrieve Gadson, most likely on Friday or Monday.

He is scheduled to be arraigned on the two charges October 5 in Oneida County Court, but that could happen sooner, depending on when he arrives back in central New York.

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