Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced that Chad Kirby, 36, of Quincy, was arraigned today in Newton District Court and charged with assault with intent to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Judge Daniel Crane ordered the defendant held without bail pending a 58A dangerousness hearing and to undergo a mental health evaluation. The next scheduled hearing in this case is Monday, March 6.
On Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at approximately 12:25 p.m., Newton Police responded to a report of a stabbing that took place on Watertown Street in Newton. Upon arrival authorities observed the victim, a 53-year-old Watertown man, bleeding from a head wound. Authorities were informed by witnesses that the defendant, who was standing across the street from the injured victim, was the individual who had allegedly stabbed the victim. The suspect was taken into custody by Newton Police without incident.
The victim was taken to an area hospital and is in stable condition.
These charges are allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
The prosecutor assigned to this arraignment was Assistant District Attorney Emily Farley.