The first homicide in Brookline in 13 years apparently stemmed from a botched drug deal, court documents show.
Singha Oeun was held without bail at his arraignment Thursday in the stabbing death of 20-year-old Nicolas Kern. A not guilty plea to a murder charge was entered on the suspect's behalf.
Kern was stabbed 10 times in Amory Park at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday and died at the hospital.
The men knew each other and arraigned to meet so Kern could buy prescription pills, according to the police report. Kern was stabbed during a struggle.
Oeun said in social media messages to a relative that "he was intoxicated and try to rob me," and "No witnesses, relax," according to police
Kern's death is the first homicide in the Boston suburb since 2006.