WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - A 19-year-old Worcester man has pleaded not guilty in connection with the fatal stabbing of a college student who was the nephew of University of Minnesota basketball coach Tubby Smith.
Andre Thompson was arraigned Monday in Worcester Central District Court on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon, and armed assault with intent to murder. He was ordered held without bail until Tuesday, when a hearing is scheduled.
Police say Thompson was one of several men involved in a fight Sept. 21 that resulted in the death of William L. Smith, a 19-year-old Becker College freshman from Scotland, Md. Police are trying to identify others involved.
Thompson's attorney, Vincent Ricciardi, did not immediately return a call.

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