Robert K. Boyce, the chief of detectives, said during a news conference that Mr. Jolly had been stabbed once below the sternum and once elsewhere in his chest.
Mr. Dahl said surveillance footage shows the victim walking back to a spot where he had been standing and reaching down to pick up his beer. “That’s when you see the bloodstain” on his chest, Mr. Dahl said.
Mr. Jolly then walked about a block before he collapsed at East 44th Street and Third Avenue, Chief Boyce said. Passers-by helped Mr. Jolly, and he was transported to Bellevue Hospital Center, where he died.
After the episode, Mr. Glover continued on to his workplace, where he washed off the knife and wiped it down with a paper towel, Mr. Dahl said. Mr. Glover also changed his clothes before deciding to return home.
Mr. Glover set off for his apartment in the Bronx by a different route than the one he had taken to work. When he got off the subway, “he tossed the knife into the sewer,” Mr. Dahl said.
Police went to Mr. Glover’s workplace and then to his home. “Later on that night he gave us a narrative where he admitted to this crime,” Chief Boyce said.
Mr. Glover, his trademark straightened hair pulled into a braided ponytail, remained silent during the hearing on Thursday. His lawyer, Patrick Watts, objected to the prosecution’s extensive retelling of the incident.
“This is just for public consumption,” Mr. Watts told Judge Phyllis Chu of Manhattan Criminal Court.
After the hearing was over, Mr. Glover told the court staff, “I’m sorry,” as he accidentally walked in the wrong direction.
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, who were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2007, is regarded as one of the most influential early hip-hop groups. Their 1982 song “The Message” is one of the first of the genre to raise social issues.
The song, which described the difficulties of being poor and living in the ghetto, is regarded as one of hip-hop’s finest compositions and influenced future generations of artists.
Its chorus — “Don’t push me ’cause I’m close to the edge / I’m trying not to lose my head / It’s like a jungle sometimes / It makes me wonder how I keep from goin’ under” — is considered among the most powerful lyrics in hip-hop.
Rolling Stone ranked “The Message,” which reached No. 62 on the Billboard Top 100, as No. 52 on a list of the greatest songs of all time.
Mr. Glover is due back in…