Gloversville man indicted on murder count in March stabbing death; Accused of killing neighbor

Adam Mitchell - Fulton County District Attorney's Office

Adam Mitchell - Fulton County District Attorney's Office

GLOVERSVILLE – Adam W.Mitchell was arraigned in Fulton County Court Tuesday on charges of 2nd-degree murder, 1st-degree assault and 3rd-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Mitchell, 52, of 207 N. Main St., Apt. 2A, was indicted by a Fulton County grand jury on all three charges on June 21. The arraignment took place Tuesday in front of Judge Michael Smrtic.

Mitchell was first arrested and charged in March after police said he stabbed and killed his neighbor, Joseph Robert Hoyt, 39, of 207 N. Main St., Apt 3B, on March 27.

Police officers found Hoyt dead in the hallway of 207 N. Main St, according to a news release Tuesday from Fulton County District Attorney Chad Brown. An autopsy on March 28 concluded Hoyt’s death was a homicide.

The grand jury indictment states Mitchell had possession of the knife that he intentionally used to stab Hoyt multiple times in his torso, which perforated his heart, resulting in hemorrhaging that caused his death.

The indictment also included an additional document that said Mitchell has a previous record and was convicted of petty larceny in Gloversville City Court on Dec. 18, 2017.

Brown did not respond to messages seeking additional information.

According to the news release about the arraignment, Mitchell has been sent back to Fulton County Jail where he remains without bail.

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