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Commotion erupts in court during arraignment of shooting suspect


SCHENECTADY, N.Y. - A man accused of shooting and killing a 43-year-old Schenectady man on Friday afternoon faced a judge Tuesday morning.

28-year-old Terell Bethea, of Schenectady, is charged with second-degree murder for the death of Charles Bowman. Bowman was shot multiple times in the upper body around 2:30 p.m. Friday near 425 Schenectady Street, police say.

As Bethea was brought into court for his arraignment Tuesday morning, commotion erupted with family members crying and yelling. The commotion spilled out of the courtroom and into the hallway, where Bethea's family had little to say yet continued to push and shove their way out of the courthouse.

Neighbors say the victim was gunned down by Bethea, whom police say has a prior criminal history, after an argument between the two men.

Bethea is being held in the Schenectady County Jail and is due back in court on Thursday for a preliminary hearing.

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