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Buffalo man fatally stabbed in Oswego

A Buffalo State College student died from stab wounds after a violent altercation early Saturday morning in Oswego. Two others were injured.

Luis M. Antonetti, 22, of Buffalo, was taken after the fight to Oswego Hospital, where he was pronounced dead from multiple stab wounds to the abdomen and chest, authorities said.

Oswego police arrested Christopher A. Motola, 27, of Oswego and charged him with first-degree manslaughter, a felony punishable upon conviction by up to 25 years in prison.

The names and addresses of the other two victims, 19- and 22-year-old men, were not released. Their conditions were unclear late Saturday.

Antonetti was a sophomore at Buffalo State College, Nanette Tramont, the college's director of news services, said Saturday.

Oswego police released little information about what happened, whether the parties knew each other, or why Antonetti showed up Saturday at Motola's door in Oswego, a city of 20,000 along Lake Ontario about 150 miles northeast of Buffalo. Motola lives about a mile from Oswego State College.

A 911 call was made shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday about a "male stabbed and lying in the road" outside Motola's apartment in the 100 block of Fifth Avenue, police said. Upon arrival, officers found Antonetti and the two others had been stabbed. Antonetti was taken by ambulance to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:20 a.m.

Motola was arraigned Saturday afternoon in Oswego City Court, where he pleaded not guilty, authorities said. Bail was set at $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond and he was taken to Oswego County Jail. He is due back in court Tuesday morning.

The suspect has no criminal record, graduated from Oswego State and was a staff writer for the Oswego County Business Magazine, according to the Syracuse Post-Standard.

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