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Man indicted for attempted murder in Geneseo Walmart stabbing

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Gregory Cunningham, 24, was indicted Tuesday morning on charges of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. (Photo: Geneseo Police Department)

(WHAM) - The man accused of stabbing a woman shopping at a Walmart store in Geneseo last month has been indicted on attempted murder and other charges by a Livingston County grand jury.

Gregory Cunningham, 24, was indicted Tuesday morning on charges of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. On June 9, officers say Cunningham stabbed a woman multiple times inside the store.

The victim told police she thought Cunningham was going to ask her a question. Instead, "he grabbed me with his hand and kind of pinned me against the dairy shelves" before stabbing her multiple times. Police believe Cunningham had the knife with him when he entered the store and did not purchase it from the store.

Cunningham told Geneseo Police he "did not know the woman and kept asking if she was fine," according to court papers. Court documents also state Cunningham has schizophrenia.

Cunningham was remanded to the Livingston County Jail on $50,000 cash bail and $100,000 bond or credit card. A stay away order of protection was issued on behalf of the victim. He is scheduled to return to court on September 29.

If convicted, Cunningham faces 5-25 years in state prison.

Geneseo Police investigators worked with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police and the Livingston County District Attorney’s Office.

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