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Teen Charged in Fatal Stabbing to Be Arraigned

Amari Pope, 16, has been charged with second degree murder in the death of Deon Hopkins and misleading police investigators

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    A Boston teen accused in the stabbing murder of another teen earlier this year is expected to be arraigned in court Tuesday. (Published Tuesday, July 19, 2016)

    A Boston teen accused in the stabbing murder of another teen earlier this year is expected to be arraigned in court Tuesday. 

    Amari Pope, 16, has been charged with second degree murder in the death of Deon Hopkins and misleading police investigators. 

    Prosecutors say Pope admitted to the attack on Columbia Road in Dorchester after Hopkins allegedly got into a verbal back-and-forth with Pope's girlfriend back in February. 

    Investigators say Hopkins ran across the street to a market where he collapsed from his injuries. 

    Hopkins was rushed to Boston Medical Center but he died of a stab wound to his heart, just five weeks shy of his 16th birthday. 

    Prosecutors said Pope has a lengthy juvenile record including unarmed robbery, assault and battery, and cutting off a GPS monitoring bracelet. 

    Pope has been held without bail since his arrest.


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