Geoffrey Tracy a 25-year-old personal trainer, aspiring fitness model, and bodybuilder has admitted to stabbing 50-year-old roommate 16 times after he claims the roommate âtired to make movesâ on him.
The attack happened shortly after Tracy moved to New York. He was staying at Gregory Kanczes apartment in Hellâs Kitchen after a gay strip club owner agreed to fly him out from California.
Tracy told police, âThe guy tried to make moves on me. I told him, no then he said heâd shoot me so I had to defend myself. I had a knife to him, and he went for the gun.â
âI filmed myself on my iPhone saying I didnât want to kill him. He had a gun. I had to kill him.â
Tracy told police that Kanczes prevented him from leaving the apartment by blocking the door. After the stabbing Tracy âtook a vape of THCâ then threw the knife in a dumpster.
Kanczes has survived the assault.
Tomas Kenniff, Tracyâs attorney stated that before the attack his client was subjected to âunwanted touchingâ and âhellish surroundings.â
Tracy has rejected a plea deal that would have him serving a 20-year prison term and pleaded not guilty to second-degree attempted murder and first-degree assault charge this week.
He is currently out on a $500,000 bond.