ONONDAGA COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Syracuse man accused of murdering his father last year pleaded not guilty to charges in the case. Herman Tolbert, Jr., 23, was arraigned Monday on charges of second degree murder, burglary, criminal possession of a weapon, and unauthorized use of a vehicle.
Back in August, authorities said Tolbert, Jr. forced his way into his parent's home in the Town of Clay, got into a fight with his father, and stabbed him. Herman Tolbert, Sr., 68, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The suspect also stole his father’s car, which led detectives to believe he was the one responsible.
Tolbert entered a mandatory not guilty plea in court Monday. His next court date will be in May.