Everett Police last week arrested a 19-year old Everett man and charged him in the stabbing of a 16-year old Everett High football player on November 1.
Osmin Murcia was arrested on December 2 and charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon, causing serious bodily injury and armed assault with intent to murder, seeming from an incident between two groups of people on Broadway near Chestnut Street in the early morning hours of November 1.
According to Middlesex District Attorney Maria Ryan, the victim and his friends were reportedly on their way to a party, when they encountered another group that included the suspect.
“In this case an encounter allegedly began with an exchange of words then turned violent,” said District Attorney Marian Ryan. “As a result of the physical alteration that took place, the victim sustained serious injuries which could have been much worse or even fatal.”
Murcia entered a plea of not guilty at his arraignment last Wednesday morning. However, Judge Dominic Paratore ordered Murcia held without bail pending the outcome of a dangerousness hearing that was scheduled for later in the week.
Meanwhile, the victim in the incident, a 16-year old star running back is recovering well and was released from the hospital, after undergoing a number of surgeries to repair damage that was done in the attack.
According to investigators, the suspect was identified by a brother of the victim, who was with the victim during the attack and the victim himself had identified his attacker to police through a photo array.