Suspect arraigned for YMCA attack
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The man accused of seriously injuring another man at the YMCA in Syracuse is being held without bail. English Rogers, 50, was arraigned in city court Wednesday morning.
Police say Rogers slashed Matthew Jefski, 41, in the neck last Saturday. Rogers has nine prior felony convictions, and he was out on parole at the time of the alleged attack.
Jefski remains in serious condition at Upstate University Hospital, and his family says he has a long road ahead.
"Matt's still serious, unable to talk, don't know when. I'm here for him all the way through, and I'll be here. That's all I can say," said Cynthia Jefski, the victim's mother.
The judge issued an order of protection against Rogers on behalf of the victim.