Suspect in Boston Common stabbing held on $50K bail - Metro US

Suspect in Boston Common stabbing held on $50K bail

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An 18-year-old Dorchester man was arrested on Monday in connection with a stabbing that occurred in broad daylight on Boston Common last week.

Victor Carrasquillo was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on Monday and held on $50,000 bail.

Carrasquillo was charged with armed assault with intent to murder in connection with the July 26 stabbing of another man on Boston Common, according to Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office.

The stabbing incident occurred after George Moustakis, 30, allegedly hit a man with a skateboard. Moustakis was one of the men stabbed in the scuffle that then took place.

A witness told police that that they saw a group of up to 15 men chasing a man on the Common, at which point one member of the group slashed someone across the stomach.

Based on that description, Carrasquillo was stopped by police and positively identified as the assailant. Images from a public safety camera also confirmed that Carrasquillo was among the group chasing and assaulting the victim.

Carrasquillo also had stains believed to be blood on his clothing when he was interviewed at Boston Police headquarters. He had been released while the investigation continued, but was taken into custody around 6:15 a.m. Monday morning.

Carrasquillo was also ordered to wear a GPS monitor and stay away from the victim, Boston Common and the Public Garden if he is released on bail. He is due back in court Aug. 23. 

Moustakis was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on Thursday. He was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for allegedly using his skateboard to beat a 23-year-old Roxbury man.

His bail was set at $3,500 and he was ordered to stay away from the victim, witnesses and Boston Common. He is due back in court Sept. 27.

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