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.