Defendant Allegedly Stabbed Two Boys in Classroom
Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that an 18-year-old Bronx youth has been indicted for Manslaughter and Assault in the stabbing of two fellow students inside his Bronx high school.
District Attorney Clark said, “The defendant allegedly pulled a knife and stabbed one youth to death and critically injured another in front of dozens of students who remain traumatized. Young lives were shattered in a place where bright futures are supposed to begin.”
District Attorney Clark said the defendant, Abel Cedeno, 18, of Grant Avenue, was indicted on first-degree Manslaughter, first-degree Assault and fourth-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon. He was arraigned today before Bronx Supreme Court Justice William Mogulescu and continued held on $500,000 bail. He is due back in court on November 29, 2017.
According to the investigation, at 10:40 a.m. on September 27, 2017, in a classroom inside the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation at 2024 Mohegan Avenue, Cedeno slashed and stabbed Matthew McCree, 15, in the chest causing his death; and Ariane Laboy, 16, inflicting multiple slash wounds to his left arm and a stab wound to his right chest, causing serious physical injury.
District Attorney Clark thanked Detective Shaun O’Donnell of the 48th Precinct Detective Squad for his assistance.
An indictment is an accusatory instrument and not proof of a defendant’s guilt.