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Suspect in Deadly Bronx School Stabbing to Appear Before Grand Jury

Bronx County Courthouse, The Bronx, New York
Bronx County Courthouse, The Bronx, New York via Ken Lund on Flickr

The 18-year-old Abel Cedeno is accused in the September stabbing that killed one and injured one.

Cedeno is facing second-degree murder and manslaughter charges after killing 15-year-old Matthew McCree and injuring 16-year-old Ariane Laboy in a classroom attack at Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation, a public school in West Farms, Bronx. Police have said Cedeno purchased a knife online and the attack may have been caused by bullying the attacker suffered since the beginning of this school year.

After questioning, Cedeno admitted that the two victims had thrown pencils at him right before the incident, but they had not been the primary source of the bullying.

Cedeno did you appear in Bronx Supreme Court today, and instead stated through his lawyer Deborah Rush that he is willing to appear before a grand jury. He is scheduled to appear October 17, 2017.

Funeral arrangements for Matthew McCree are being handled through Castle Hill Funeral Parlor (718) 828-9222 at 528 Castle Hill Ave, Bronx on Friday, October 13, 2017 from 5pm to 7pm


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