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No Bail for Man Accused in Fatal Boston Stabbing

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    Man Due in Court Over Deadly Boston Stabbing

    A Massachusetts man is scheduled to face a judge Thursday in connection with a fatal stabbing in Boston's South End.

    (Published Thursday, May 10, 2018)

    A Massachusetts man faced a judge Thursday in connection with a fatal stabbing in Boston's South End.

    Jeremy Correa, 31, of Worcester, was ordered to be held without bail while facing a murder charge at his arraignment in Roxbury District Court. Judge David Weingarten also ordered Correa to be held on a probation violation in an unrelated case.

    Correa was arrested Wednesday morning, less than a day after 50-year-old Edward Sanchez of Boston was found stabbed to death in broad daylight.

    Police said officers found Sanchez suffering from a stab wound shortly after noon on Tuesday in the area of 112 Southampton St. He was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

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    Surveillance video showed Correa approach Sanchez and have a brief conversation, but that as Sanchez walked away, Correa was seen in the video moving to strike Sanchez in the leg, prosecutors said Thursday.

    Correa was identified by a Boston police cadet, witnesses and a staff member at a homeless shelter who knew the suspect, and that officers found Correa wearing clothes similar to what the suspect was wearing at the time of the stabbing along with a large knife with reddish-brown stains on the blade on a sidewalk near where he was sitting, according to investigators.

    "I commend the Homicide Unit detectives for their quick action," Boston Police commissioner William Evans said in a statement. "Their diligence in the first hours after the incident allowed them to make this arrest of a very dangerous suspect."

    Correa is being represented by Michael Phelan. He's due back in court on June 25.

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