Trial begins for Bronx teen accused of fatally stabbing classmate
The trial got underway Friday for a Bronx teen charged in a deadly school stabbing involving alleged bullying.
Abel Cedeno, 19, is accused of killing a classmate and injuring another student nearly two years ago at the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation.
During opening statements, the prosecution said that Cedeno used deadly physical force that resulted in the death of 15-year-old Matthew McRee.
They said that he brought an illegal weapon to school looking for an opportunity to use it.
But the defense painted a different picture to the presiding judge, saying Cedeno was in fear for his life and acted in self-defense.
Cedeno will be testifying when the defense presents its case. The trial is expected to last two weeks.