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Utica man accused in grandmother's death pleads not guilty

The Utica man originally charged with his grandmother's attempted murder, was in city court Friday on an upgraded murder charge.

Posted: Jan 25, 2019 12:18 PM

UTICA, N.Y. -- The Utica man originally charged with his grandmother's attempted murder, was in city court Friday on an upgraded murder charge.

Before she died, police say 68-year-old Freddie McKinney was able to tell police her grandson tried to stab her, pour liquid on her and set her on fire.

She died in a Syracuse hospital Wednesday night.

The domestic incident where all this allegedly happened was Sunday night on West Street.

Andre Anderson was only in court for a few minutes, long enough to plead not guilty to his grandmother's murder.

The judge also scheduled a felony hearing for Monday at 1 p.m.

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