Siyuan Zhao, the woman accused of first-degree attempted murder for stabbing a fellow fairgoer at Art Basel Miami last month, pleaded not guilty to the charge in Miami Dade County Court yesterday, according to a report from Art Net News.
Judge Jose L. Fernandez raised the 24-year-old graduate student’s bond from $25,000 to $100,000, and the accused showed no reaction, ANN said. (Strangely, no other news outlets reported on the proceedings).
Ms. Zhao, a resident of New York City and Chinese national, allegedly became enraged and slashed another woman with an x-acto knife during the tony art fair, as we’ve reported.
The alleged stabber also told police “I had to kill her and two more! … I had to watch her bleed!” while she was being arrested, according to reports.
Ms. Zhao’s victim has been identified as 33-year-old Shin Seo Young, who told police she did not know her alleged attacker prior to the December 4 incident in South Beach.