Ogdensburg man charged with murdering teen, video shows aftermath

Published: Aug. 10, 2023 at 9:50 AM EDT
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OGDENSBURG, New York (WWNY) - A 44-year-old Ogdensburg man is accused of stabbing a teenager to death on a city street early Thursday morning.

Police allege Kenneth Durham of 316 Devillier Street stabbed a 19-year-old male, whose name was withheld, during an argument after midnight in the 400 block of Paterson Street. (The story continues below Durham’s mug shot.)

Kenneth Durham
Kenneth Durham(Ogdensburg Police Department)

Durham is charged with second-degree murder and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. As of late Thursday afternoon, he was awaiting arraignment on the charges.

Police also charged him in connection with several domestic disputes. The counts include second-degree unlawful imprisonment, criminal obstruction of breathing, 2 counts of second-degree harassment, second-degree aggravated harassment, and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

7 News has obtained home security video showing the aftermath of the murder on Paterson Street. Please be aware the video may be disturbing.

The video, submitted to Send It To 7 by a viewer, shows a person on the ground and an unidentified man shouting, “Call 911.”

You can also hear him tell the person on the ground to “take a breath” and “stay with us.”

The security video shows police arriving on the scene and the unidentified man telling them, “I think he’s dead.”

Police say the injuries were caused by a knife.

Bystander Andrew Wells got to the scene as soon as he could.

“When I showed up on scene, he was D.O.A. when I arrived here. There was a state trooper trying to bring him back, but it was too late,” said Wells.

St. Lawrence County District Attorney Gary Pasqua said the victim was taken to Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center and was pronounced dead.

The incident was called into 911 almost immediately, Pasqua said. He also declined to comment on a motive for the killing.

He said he will release the name of the victim on Friday morning.

We’ll update this story as we get more information.

A viewer sent this photo of the homicide scene on Paterson Street in Ogdensburg.
A viewer sent this photo of the homicide scene on Paterson Street in Ogdensburg.(WWNY)