Anderson Guilty Of First Degree Murder For Killing His Grandmother

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Faces Life In Prison

An Oneida County jury has found Andre Anderson guilty of First Degree Murder, First Degree Arson and Second Degree Arson is connection with the January 2019 death of Freedie McKinney of Utica. Miss McKinney was Anderson’s grandmother.

Anderson took the stand early Friday morning, in his own defense. He testified that he did not intend to set the fire at McKinney’s apartment in Cornhill and that his grandmother came after him with a knife and he attempted to take it away from her He told the court that he didn’t think she was cut in the exchange.

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