Judge Orders 18-Year-Old Man Accused of Stabbing Murder Held Without Bail at Arraignment

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The 18-year-old man accused of Tuesday night’s stabbing murder was ordered held without bail during an online arraignment this morning.

District Court Judge Allen Swan ordered Oscar Quinones, of 22 Sunrise Drive, Bradford, held until at least June 8 for a probably cause hearing. Typically, such crimes are presented to a grand jury for possible indictment. Should Quinones be indicted, the case would move out of District Court to the Superior Court level.

Quinones was charged with murder in connection with Tuesday night’s stabbing death of 19-year-old Efrain Indio Maisonet of Haverhill at a parking lot near the rear of Haverhill Stadium.

According to Carrie Kimball, spokesperson for Essex County District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett, Haverhill Police were dispatched at 8:40 p.m., Tuesday night, to the stadium. Investigators learned that the victim was with a group of friends when Quinones “allegedly approached and stabbed the victim and then fled.”

They found Maisonet suffering from multiple stab wounds. He was taken to Holy Family Hospital’s Haverhill campus and later med-flighted to Massachusetts General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Haverhill Police and the Essex State Police Detective Unit arrested Quinones at about 4 a.m. and charged him with murder.

Quinones is represented by attorney Jeffrey Miller.

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