JP teens charged in 2 stabbings

January 22, 2010
By

John Ruch

Two Jamaica Plain teenage boys—one 13 and one 15—have been charged with stabbing other youths in separate incidents at the Curley K-8 School and the Forest Hills T Station.

Authorities are not releasing the names of the suspects due to their ages.

The 15-year-old was arrested last week for allegedly stabbing a 16-year-old youth during an early-morning fight on Jan. 12 at the T station, according to MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo. The attacker fled, while the victim was hospitalized.

MBTA Transit Police later tracked down the suspect and charged him with armed assault with intent to murder and aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon.

The Forest Hills T Station has been the scene of repeated youth violence in recent years, including a huge group brawl last October that led to six arrests.

In the Curley School incident, the 13-year-old suspect allegedly stabbed two fellow students during a dispute in the gym on Dec. 15, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.

Both of the victims were stabbed in the leg with a knife and suffered wounds that required stitches but were not considered life-threatening, according to the DA’s Office. The victims are also 13 years old, and one of them is also a JP resident.

The stabbing allegedly followed an altercation during a basketball game at the school at 493 Centre St., when the JP victim allegedly said the suspect had a “girly voice.”

Boston Police officers later arrested the defendant at his home and charged him with delinquency by committing assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. He was released without bail and was ordered to stay away from the victims and to refrain from possessing any weapons pending trial.