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CrimeBronx Teen Accused Of Stabbing Classmate To Death Says He Was Bullied For Being Gay

14:35  12 july  2019
14:35  12 july  2019 Source:   msn.com

Verdict Expected For Bronx Teen Charged With Stabbing Classmate To Death

Verdict Expected For Bronx Teen Charged With Stabbing Classmate To Death Prosecutors say Abel Cedeno killed 15-year-old Matthew McCree and injured 16-year-old Ariane Laboy at the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation back in September 2017. Laboy ended up in a coma. Cedeno says he was acting in self-defense after being bullied because he’s gay. Last week, he took the stand to testify, saying the bullying turned physical on the day of the attack. “I began getting hit in the back of the head with broken pencils, pen caps and bunched up paper,” Cedeno said. “Matthew punched me on the cheek two or three times.

A gay Bronx youth had to fight or flee, his defense lawyer said Thursday at a hearing that set the stage for the start of Abel Cedeno’s manslaughter trial in the “The defense is whether he thought he had to fight, or flight," Feldman said . During the hearing, forensic psychiatrist Eric Goldsmith also shot down

He is also accused of seriously injuring 16-year-old Ariane LaBoy during fight at Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation. A teenager who is being tried for manslaughter in the Bronx for the fatal stabbing of his 15-year-old classmate testified today that he had been bullied for years

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Closing arguments are expected today in the trial of a Bronx teenager accused of stabbing one classmate to death and wounding another.

Prosecutors say Abel Cedeno killed 15-year-old Matthew McCree and injured 16-year-old Ariane Laboy at the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation back in September 2017.

Cedeno says he was acting in self-defense after being bullied because he’s gay.

Bronx teen on trial for murdering classmate takes stand in own defense, recounts killing in chilling detail

Bronx teen on trial for murdering classmate takes stand in own defense, recounts killing in chilling detail A Bronx teen on trial for fatally stabbing his classmate took the stand in his own defense Thursday and chillingly recounted the gruesome knife attack that left a 15-year-old student dead. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Abel Cedeno, 19, spoke matter-of-factly on the witness stand about the Sept. 27, 2017, fight that claimed Matthew McCree’s life and left his best friend, Ariane LaBoy, in a coma for two days.

A Bronx teen charged with fatally stabbing a high school classmate and slashing another in what he said was an act of self-defense is suing the city’s Department of Education, saying school officials failed to protect him from fellow students A Bronx student stabbed a classmate to death with a

The bullied student, armed with a switchblade, stabbed one of his tormentors to death and savagely gashed a second teen as a Wednesday Abel Cedeno, 18, who is accused of stabbing Matthew McCree during school at the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation in the Bronx

“You’re gay, you shouldn’t be gay,” he testified on Thursday. “It was psychological abuse for being gay.”

During his testimony, Cedeno said the bullying got physical on the day of the attack.

“I began getting hit in the back of the head with broken pencils, pen caps and bunched up paper,” he said. “Matthew punched me on the cheek two or three times.”

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Cedeno admitted he pulled a knife from his pocket, but said it “was only meant to scare people away.” When asked if he remembered stabbing McCree and Laboy, he said “not specifically the times when the blade went inside them.”

Outside the courtroom, McCree’s mother said she didn’t buy Cedeno’s story.

Teen who killed, beheaded classmate gets 2 life sentences

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Classmates were mocking him with racist and homophobic slurs, he said . Under a Facebook video on Sept. 16 in which he popped the knife open, he Detectives believe he started taking the knife to school, a five-story brick building on Mohegan Avenue in the Bronx where some parents worried their

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A Bronx teenager accused of stabbing a classmate to death and wounding another took the stand Thursday. Abel Cedeno testified that he had been bullied for years. Cedeno said on the day in September 2017 that he fatally stabbed Matthew McCree and critically

“What I didn’t understand is he don’t remember at no point in time when he used the knife, but however he remember when he was being hit. He remember everything when it came to the other side, but when it was his turn, he can’t remember anything,” said Luna Dennis.

“Clearly the attempt to call Matthew a bully is an attempt to dirty up the victim, and we will not stand for that,” attorney Sanford Rubenstein said.

Cedeno pleaded not guilty to manslaughter, assault and criminal possession of a weapon charges. If convicted, he faces up to 50 years in prison.

After closing arguments, the judge will get the case. This is a bench trial, so there’s no jury deliberation. A decision might come as early as today.

Woman accused of stabbing EMT to undergo mental health evaluation.
A woman accused of stabbing an EMT in Boston appeared in court Thursday and was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation. Dozens of EMTs were in court as Julie Tejeda, 31, of East Boston, was charged with assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery on a public employee. Officials allege Tejeda stabbed EMT Elaina McAlister several times inside an ambulance after the EMT responded to an incident on New Chardon Street. McAlister, a 14-year veteran of the department, was rushed to nearby Massachusetts General Hospital to be treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries. She is expected to survive.

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