— Beth Germano (@BethWBZ) September 20, 2018
The man who allegedly stabbed a tow truck driver, who hit and killed the man’s mother, was held without bail after his arraignment on a charge of armed assault with intent to murder on Thursday afternoon.
Philip Horner, 38, of Quincy, faces charges after the incident that took place at the intersection of Nonantum Road and Galen Street late Wednesday morning. The tow truck struck Benita Horner, 68, of Belmont, who died at the scene.
Thursday afternoon, Waltham District Court Judge Gregory Flynn ordered Horner to be held without bail. He will be held at a secure facility for psychiatric evaluation because a doctor said Horner is confused, depressed and suicidal, according to WCVB channel 5’s David Bienick.
Horner has been ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation and will appear in Waltham District Court for a status hearing on Oct. 10, 2018, according to the DA’s Office.
The suspect allegedly stabbed the driver, a 60-year-old man, multiple times. The driver remains in hospital, according to the DA’s office. The driver was identified as Thomas Fogerty of Norton, according to WCVB.
Court documents describe a cellphone video of the incident showing Horner pull a knife out of his fanny pack and stab Fogerty multiple times, according to a Tweet from WCVB.
The Watertown Police and Middlesex District Attorney’s office ask anyone who saw the pedestrian crash or has information about the incident including individuals with video of the crash to please contact police. Anyone with information they believe may be helpful can contact the Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office at 781-897-6600 or Watertown Police at 617-972-6500.
— David Bienick (@BienickWCVB) September 20, 2018