A State University of Buffalo law student charged with the death of his roommate is undergoing psychiatric observation at the Erie County Medical Center after an apparent suicide attempt, law enforcement sources said Tuesday afternoon.
Stacy M. Glover, 24, was admitted to the hospital Monday evening, said sources who spoke on the condition of confidentiality. Glover is charged in the stabbing death of Tyrone Whitfield, 18.
The developments prompted prosecutors Tuesday to delay Glover's arraignment.
John J. Humann, Glover's attorney, confirmed his client is hospitalized. However, he refused to discuss Glover's condition.
Prosecutors Tuesday filed an indictment affidavit in Buffalo City Court, informing Judge Anthony P. LoRusso that a grand jury earlier in the day had voted to charge Glover in the fatal stabbing, which occurred Sept. 13. The affidavit doesn't disclose the charges.
LoRusso was scheduled to conduct an evidence hearing Tuesday.
Glover, who told police the stabbing was accidental, had been free on $50,000 bail since Friday afternoon.
Humann didn't have Glover testify before the grand jury because, Humann said, prosecutors rushed the case through the grand jury so quickly that he didn't have time to make a "reasonable decision" about defense strategy.
Joseph J. Marusak, the chief prosecutor in the case, refused to comment on the allegations.
In a statement to homicide detectives, Glover said Whitfield inadvertently walked into a kitchen knife Glover was holding while both were busy in the small kitchen of the Colvin Avenue apartde Attemptment they had shared for about three weeks.
Detectives lodged manslaughter and weapons charges against the second-year law student from New York City.
In the statement, Glover said he had "just sharpened" the 10-inch knife. He also said he and Whitfield had had "just basic arguments" over who would do the dishes and take out trash, but hadn't argued the night of the death.
Glover also told police he and Whitfield were lifelong friends and he "got hysterical" when he realized his friend was injured.