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SUNY Student Arrested

For Attempted Murder

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.

Julian Vancourt-Wels

ONEONTA – A SUNY Oneonta student is under arrest for first-degree attempted murder after police allege that he had stabbed his girlfriend in the off-campus apartment they shared.

Julian D. VanCourt-Wels, 20, Schenectady, was arrested after police responded to a 911 call of a stabbing at 30 Maple St., Apartment 2, in Oneonta. According to Police Chief Doug Brenner, police found a female victim sitting on the couch, bleeding profusely from several apparent stab wounds.

“She was stabbed in the face, neck, shoulders and arms,” said Brenner. “She lost a lot of blood, but she didn’t lose consciousness.”

Brenner alleged that VanCourt-Wels, who made the 911 call, directed police to a kitchen knife near the victim, and was arrested. The victim was treated by paramedics at the scene, transported by ambulance to Fox Hospital and later to Albany Medical Center, where she was released Saturday, Dec. 9. Because the incident is being classified as a “domestic dispute,” the victim’s name has not been released.

Following an investigation, VanCourt-Wels was arrested and charged with attempted murder, first degree, a class A-1 felony, assault in the first degree, a class B felony and criminal possession of a weapon in the first degree, a class A misdemeanor. He is being held in the Otsego County Jail without bail.

The investigation is ongoing.




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