September 22nd, 2010
02:05 PM ET

N.Y. cabbie stabbing suspect pleads not guilty

A New York film student accused of slashing a cab driver's throat last month after asking if he was Muslim pleaded not guilty Wednesday.

The judge said he would not set bail for Michael Enright until he is medically cleared from Bellvue Hospital Center's psychiatric ward, where he was ordered for mental evaluation earlier this month.

Enright is facing charges of second-degree attempted murder as a hate crime, second-degree assault as a hate crime, second-degree aggravated harassment as a hate crime, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, said New York police Detective Mark Nell.

People who know Enright described him after his arrest as someone who worked to build bridges across religious and ethnic boundaries.

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  1. cat

    He's white, so he must be right.

    September 22, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ryan

    This update is pointless. Everyone pleads not guilty.

    September 22, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  3. baby

    this guy obviously has a mental problem but it sounds premeditated where did he get a knife? they need to throw the book at this guy. he is a danger to society, if he was black would they automatically assume he has mental problems, get real?

    September 22, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  4. angie

    Hey white guy you r kind of funny! ah ah!

    September 22, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. come on

    he obviously is guilty. he thinks cause he is white he can go around stabbing muslims because they hurt his feelings who the hell are you?

    September 22, 2010 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  6. scandor

    he is a sad sack loser who let all this fear mongering get to him

    September 23, 2010 at 1:15 am | Report abuse |
  7. scandor

    oh yeah, not everyone pleads not guilty only a coward who is to afraid to take responsibility for his actions.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |