Man Rejects Plea Deal In Ogdensburg Stabbing

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A 20 year old Rochester man charged in a drug-related stabbing in the city of Ogdensburg has rejected a plea bargain with prosecutors and could now face more than 40 years in state prison if convicted at his June 24 trial.

The county judge warned Holt that a lot is at stake with his decision to "roll the dice".

Olajuwon Holt, also known as "Fraido", rejected a plea deal in St. Lawrence County Court that would have seen him serve only three and a half years in prison with three years post release parole supervision.

Holt was charged with attempted assault, robbery, criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of marijuana.

Holt is alleged to have stabbed 37 year old Michael Wells at 1130 Ford Street in April 2013.

Judge Jerome Richards warned Holt that "as long as you are prepared to roll the dice and accept the sentence will be based on all the evidence I hear, then alright."
 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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