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Utica man allegedly stabbed grandmother, then lit her on fire

Graphic new details have been released in the case of the Utica man accused of assaulting and attempting to murder his grandmother.

Posted: Jan. 22, 2019 11:53 AM
Updated: Jan. 22, 2019 5:29 PM

UTICA, N.Y. -- Graphic new details have been released in the case of the Utica man accused of assaulting and attempting to murder his grandmother.

Andre Anderson, 23, was in Utica City Court Tuesday morning, and the prosecution made a case in court for him to be held without bail.

He's believed to have stabbed his grandmother, poured a flammable liquid over her and lit her on fire.

A Utica police officer met victim, Freddie McKinney, in the trauma room at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, where the officer claims McKinney, crying and in pain, said her grandson had attempted to stab her, and she wasn't sure if he'd succeeded. She also allegedly said that he poured something over her, and tried to light her and the living room on fire.

Hospital staff then intubated McKinney, who suffered second and third-degree burns over 40 percent of her body, is in currently being treated in the burn center at Upstate University Hospital.

The judge granted the prosecution's request for Anderson to be held with no bail.

He has a felony hearing scheduled for this Friday at 9 a.m. in Utica City Court.

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