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Braintree Scanner Tales: Two girls arrested, one in hospital after teen stabbing

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  February 14, 2012 02:33 PM

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A 14-year-old girl from Mattapan turned herself in to police Monday morning after allegedly stabbing a 15-year-old Braintree girl during at fight at French’s Common in Braintree on Sunday.

According to police, officers were called to a nearby convenience store on Sunday after the victim and several girls arrived saying that the girl had been stabbed.

Police learned that the victim had been at the South Shore Plaza in the afternoon, and was supposed to meeting the Mattapan girl and her friends, reportedly from Quincy, for a fight.

Police were told that a confrontation had occurred at the South Shore Plaza between another 15-year-old Braintree girl and a 13-year-old Quincy girl a week earlier, and that the Braintree girl had been receiving threatening text messages all week, including messages from the Mattapan girl challenging her to a fight.

Police said that when the Mattapan girl and her friends failed to show up at the plaza on Sunday afternoon, the Braintree girls went to French’s Common. Arrangements were made via cell phone to have the fight there.

All parties arrived to the common, where a fight broke out between the Mattapan girl and the 15-year-old Braintree girl initially involved in the confrontation, police said.

After several minutes, the girls parted, and the Mattapan girl called for someone to get her knife, police said. The Mattapan girl allegedly approached the 15-year-old Braintree girl again; however, this time the 15-year-old victim stepped between them.

According to police, the victim said she was “punched” in the left side of her rib cage, but didn’t immediately notice anything.

The fight ended and the Mattapan and Quincy girls ran toward the MBTA station. The Braintree girls walked over to the convenience store.

The victim said she was in pain and had shortness of breath and soon realized that she had been stabbed, police said.

Police were called to the scene and the victim was transported to South Shore Hospital and later to Children’s Hospital in Boston. She remains in stable condition, police said.

Officers were able to identify the three Quincy girls and the Mattapan girl. The 13-year-old Quincy girl who passed the knife to the Mattapan girl was arrested and charged with assault to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and trespassing.

The Mattapan girl was arrested on the warrant after turning herself in to police Monday morning. She is being charged with armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and trespassing

Both girls were arraigned in Quincy District Court Monday.

None of the suspects' names were released due to the ages of the girls involved.

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