The man arrested for allegedly stabbing Celtics star Paul Pierce in 2000 was convicted of attempted murder today in federal court in Boston for stabbing and seriously injuring a DEA informant, authorities said.
The office of US Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz said in a statement that Trevor A. Watson, 44, of Boston, stabbed the informant about 10 times on Feb. 27 outside Ann's Unisex Barbershop on Tremont Street in the South End. Ortiz said the informant had provided information about Watson's role in a federal cocaine trafficking investigation.
According to the statement, Watson said "you talking, huh? you telling" while he stabbed the informant.
Watson was acquitted of an attempted murder charge in the 2000 stabbing of Pierce after multiple witnesses changed their testimony, Ortiz's office said.
During the most recent case, Watson wrote letters to associates from jail that read, "I had introduced my lawyer to the fact that if the victim in my case was to sign an affidavit saying I'm not the guy who stabbed him...I'll be alright," according to the statement. He also wrote in a letter that "The Paul Pierce case was the same way, but at trial he changed his statements and I got found not guilty...," authorities said.
A Celtics spokesman, Jeff Twiss, said the team would have no comment on Watson's conviction, since the incident with Pierce occurred 10 years ago.
"We've kind of put it past us and moved on," Twiss said.
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