According to the New York Post, Geoffrey Tracy has pled not guilty to second-degree attempted murder and first-degree assault, turning down a plea deal of 20 years in prison. The 25-year-old bodybuilder admitted in court to stabbing his 50-year-old roommate, Gregory Kanczes 16 times.
The stabbing took place last month. Tracy was flown into New York from California by a gay strip club owner who arranged for Tracy to stay with Kanczes. Tracy claimed that Kanczes blocked him from leaving the apartment after coming onto him.
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“The guy tried to make moves on me,” Tracy told police. “I told him no, then he said he’d shoot me so I had to defend myself. I had a knife to him, he went for the gun. I filmed myself on my iPhone saying I didn’t want to kill him. He had a gun. I had to kill him.”
Tracy stabbed Kanczes in the neck, chest, and shoulder. Afterward, he “took a vape of THC” and discarded the knife in a dumpster. Tracy later admitted that he didn't see a gun.
“He’s so muscular and Greg’s not,” said Kanczes’ ex-boyfriend, Norman La Chance. “You could have thrown him and ran out the door. You don’t stab somebody.”
Tracy is currently free on a $500,000 bond, and he recently posted to Instagram for the first time since the stabbing took place.