Hanukkah stabbing suspect pleads not guilty to federal hate crime charges

Grafton Thomas, 37, appeared in federal court in White Plains, New York, Monday morning, days after he was indicted on 10 counts that alleged he targeted victims because of their religious beliefs.
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The man accused of stabbing five people with a machete during a Chanukah celebration in Muncie. Faced a federal judge in White Plains this morning on additional hate crime charges so one of the men injured the attack remains in serious condition Eyewitness News reporters upon canned Lima White Plains with Morse upon. All dividend Charlene Grafton Thomas was already arraigned on charges of obstruction of free exercise of religion. And then last week he was charged with an additional five counts of hate crime for willfully causing bodily injury at a five victims. He was just amend on those charges today there is now indicted on ten federal hate crime counts in total. That machete attack last month at a rabbis Muncie home during a Chanukah celebration. In court today he was asked by the judge that he's been on any medication. Thomas name prozac among the medications. Visit prescribed for remember now is attorney has been claiming he's bipolar and schizophrenic. And hears voices voices his lawyer claims ultimately let him down a path of violence that night the judge today asked if he understands what is being accused of about a half a dozen family members sitting in court shook their heads know his attorney then answered no and pleaded not guilty but cops they in his car they found a machete and a knife would try to blood on them. And his home they say they found had been journals with anti Semitic statements judge has been assigned to this case. And as we speak they're not conferencing as it does rare and we are told once expedite this process we're expecting to hear from his attorney. And hopefully his family sometime this afternoon we'll bring you that story today at 4 o'clock reporting live in White Plains stuff on him Tel seven. Eyewitness News.

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