Man accused of stabbing three men on Varick Street waives right to felony hearing

The stabbings happened in the early morning hours last Friday on Varick Street in Utica.

Posted: Jul 24, 2019 12:36 PM
Updated: Jul 24, 2019 1:15 PM

UTICA, N.Y. -- The man accused of stabbing three men on Varick Street last Friday morning – one fatally – appeared in Utica City Court Wednesday morning.

Kwame Spratt waived his right to a felony hearing, sending the case straight to a Grand Jury for their consideration and possible indictment.

The stabbings happened in the early morning hours last Friday on Varick Street in Utica.

Kwame Spratt, 28, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 33-year-old Thomas Bell.

Utica police says there was a physical altercation between three of the men that lead up to the stabbing.

Two of the men who were stabbed -- suffered injuries not considered to be life-threatening.

Outside court Wednesday, people who were in the courtroom during Spratt's brief appearance got into a fight.

Police came outside and it quickly broke up.

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