SPRING VALLEY (VINnews) — The 25-year-old who stabbed a female security guard to death in the Finkelstein Memorial Library in Spring Valley after she asked him to lower his music, was no stranger to violent crime.
Blanchard Glaudin was previously charged with attempted rape while he was a patient at Montefiore Nyack Hospital in November, according to court docs.
Apparently Glaudin goes under several names, as Orangetown police charged him under the name Gaudin Blanchard.
According to the Orangetown police report, Glaudin entered a woman’s room, grabbed her by the throat, violently assaulted her and attempted to rape her.
The woman fought off the attack and staff intervened, but the woman sustained injuries to her neck and throat.
After being arrested, Glaudin’s bail was at $100,000. Even after the new bail reform rules were enacted, bail was allowed to be set for attempted rape charges.
However, Glaudin was released by a County Court judge after spending just 6 days in prison.
Sheriff Louis Falco said that Glaudin was released during a time which inmates were being released without bail by judges under their own understanding of the bail reform laws.
Falco says he does not know who the judge was that released him, nor under what conditions he was set free.
Below is video footage of Glaudin’s court appearance on Tuesday, where he was seen smiling.