Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Julius Graham, 43, Indicted For Stabbing Five People In Riverside Park South

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the indictment of Julius Graham, 43, for stabbing five people,  including an 18-month-old child,  in Riverside Park South on October 1st.


Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the indictment of JULIUS GRAHAM, 43, for stabbing five people in Riverside Park earlier this month. The defendant is charged in New York State Supreme Court with five counts each of Attempted Murder in the First Degree and Second Degrees, among other related charges.

“Julius Graham is accused of embarking on a stabbing rampage on a peaceful autumn morning when hundreds of New Yorkers were out enjoying a public park,” said District Attorney Vance. “He not only injured five people, including an 18-month-old child, but destroyed the sense of safety and respite that all New Yorkers have a right to feel in their city parks. Thanks to a heroic good Samaritan and the police officers who responded, more innocent bystanders were not hurt.”

According to the indictment and statements made on the record in court, at approximately 8 a.m. on October 1, 2013, GRAHAM attacked five strangers in Riverside Park near West 64th Street. Using two blades from a broken pair of scissors, GRAHAM randomly approached and stabbed five people in a matter of minutes. A bystander apprehended GRAHAM, and was able to hold him until NYPD officers arrived on the scene.

Assistant District Attorney Shanda Strain is handling the prosecution of the case under the supervision of Assistant District Attorney Kerry O’Connell, Chief of Trial Bureau 80, and Executive Assistant District Attorney Karen Friedman Agnifilo, Chief of the Trial Division. Assistant District Attorney Germaine Corprew assisted with the case.

District Attorney Vance thanked members of the NYPD’s 20th Precinct.
Defendant Information:

JULIUS GRAHAM, D.O.B. 9/10/1970 Bronx, NY

1 The charges contained in the indictment are merely allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
  • Attempted Murder in the First Degree, a class A felony, five counts
  • Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, a class B felony, five counts
  • Assault in the First Degree, a class B felony, six counts
  • Attempted Assault in the First Degree, a class C felony, one count
  • Assault in the Second Degree, a class D felony, two counts
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