Salman Rushdie Attack Suspect Pleads Not Guilty to Attempted Murder

Salman Rushdie Attack Suspect Pleads Not Guilty to Attempted Murder

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UPDATE: At anAug 13 arraignment at a New York court, Hadi Matar‘s lawyer went into a not-guilty plea on his customer’s behalf to charges of tried murder and attack, NBC News reported. Matar, detained following a supposed attack on Salman Rushdie, was remanded without bail at the Chautauqua County Jail, cops stated in a declaration. His next court look was set up forAug 19.


A 24- year-old guy has actually been charged with tried murder of Salman Rushdie after the renowned author was assaulted and significantly injured onstage at a speaking occasion in upstate New York.

New York State cops stated in a declaration that they detained Hadi Matar of Fairview, NJ onAug 12 following the occurrence. He was charged with second-degree tried murder and second-degree attack, both felonies, and carried to Chautauqua County Jail.

The day previously, Rushdie, likewise called Padma Laksmi‘s ex-husband, appeared at an occasion at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, NY, as a visitor speaker. Matar supposedly “ran up onto the stage” and assaulted Rushdie, 75,” who ” suffered an obvious stab injury to the neck and chest and was carried by helicopter to a location healthcare facility,” cops stated in their declaration.

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