Grafton Thomas indicted on attempted murder charges in Monsey Hanukkah stabbing

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The suspect in the Monsey Hanukkah stabbings was indicted Friday on six counts of attempted murder and other charges.

Grafton Thomas, of Greenwood Lake, faces six counts of attempted murder in the second degree, three counts of assault in the first degree, three counts of attempted assault in the first degree and two counts of burglary in the first degree.

The Rockland County DA made the announcement Friday outside of the Rockland County Courthouse. 

DA Tom Walsh announces indictments against Grafton Thomas:

"Mr. Thomas has been charged with a violent and heinous crime, and I will ensure that my office continues the prosecution of Mr. Thomas to guarantee that justice is served," said DA Tom Walsh. "Fear has spread through our community and we must restore peace. This is the first stop in the process."

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Initially it was reported that five individuals were attacked on Dec. 28, but News 12 has learned that six individuals were.

Thomas was being held in the Rockland County Jail but has been moved into a federal facility. He is being held on $5 million bail. 

The date of Thomas' arraignment has not been set.  He faces a maximum of 25 years in state prison.

Thomas is also facing federal charges of obstructing the free exercise of religion in an attempt to kill.

 

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