Matt Sabatino. (Courtesy photograph.)
One of Sunday morning’s two stabbing victims is fighting for his life in a Boston hospital, family members told WHAV today.
Matt Sabatino, 28, of Lawrence with Haverhill connections, was stabbed in the chest and suffers from heart and lung injuries. Family members said he was stabbed in front of Barking Dog Ale House, 77 Washington St., trying to help during a fight. He is engaged and a father of two.
His family has created a GoFundMe.com (https://www.gofundme.com/help-matt-sabatino) account and is seeking at least $30,000 to help pay medical costs and allow family to maintain a vigil at a nearby hotel and provide support.
“He is currently unstable in very critical condition as of now. The family is unsure of his prognosis and it is an intense situation minute to minute right now as the family waits for change in his status,” the GoFundMe page reports.
Hayden Delafuente, 21, of Haverhill, is charged with stabbing Sabatino and a 30-year old Salem, N.H., man. He was arrested and charged with two counts of armed assault with intent to murder and two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. He was being held on $50,000 bail and expected Haverhill District Court today. The incident took place at about 1:30 a.m., Sunday.