Man Freed By Judge Weeks Earlier Allegedly Stabs Teen Girls

( – Steven Hutcherson, 36, is accused of stabbing two teenage girls at the Grand Central Terminal in New York City on Christmas Day, just weeks after he was freed from jail by a judge.

Hutcherson, who was allegedly arguing with restaurant staff over seating, commented when the girls, 14 and 16, were allowed to sit there, then pulled out a knife and stabbed them. During the attack, Hutcherson allegedly stated, “I want all the white people dead.” One of the girls was stabbed in the thigh, while the other was transported to Bellevue Hospital and treated for a collapsed lung after being stabbed in the back.

While he was in the custody of police at the Eric M. Taylor Center, he allegedly used a 1.5-inch ceramic blade to stab his 43-year-old cellmate at 8 a.m. on Dec. 28. A corrections officer stopped the attack, which left his cellmate with “gashes across the left side of his face and head.” An investigation into how he acquired the blade remains ongoing.

An appointee of New York City Mayor Eric Adams, Judge Matthew Grieco, released Hutcherson from jail with a conditional discharge on December 12 after he allegedly threatened a stranger. On Nov. 7, he allegedly shouted at the victim, Yussif Abdullahi, 46, “I’m going to kill this man,” adding, “Why are you working for white people?” According to the report, he then threatened to shoot Abdullahi.

Abdullahi stated that Hutcherson shouldn’t have been released from jail, saying, “I don’t believe it.”

Over the past two decades, Hutcherson has been arrested more than 17 times and has a list of encounters with the police for mental health disturbances. He was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital for psychiatric evaluation after two incidents on Dec. 5 and Nov. 27. He also has a half dozen domestic violence complaints filed against him by a Manhattan woman he has allegedly stalked for more than a year.

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