Crime

5 teens charged in connection with ‘serious’ stabbing in Acton

The 18-year-old victim was stabbed multiple times, authorities said.

Five teenagers, three of them under the age of 18, have been charged in connection with what authorities are calling a “serious” stabbing that happened in Acton in late April.

Jeremiah M. Boutin and Spencer Alexandre, both 18 and of Boxborough, as well as two 16-year-olds and one 15-year-old, have all been charged with four counts each of assault with a dangerous weapon, and one count each of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and willful and malicious destruction of property. The two adults were arraigned via telephone in Concord District Court on Friday; the three teens will be arraigned in juvenile court at a later time, according to Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan’s office in a news release.

Authorities believe that back on April 23, the group went to Long Ridge Road for the purpose of confronting the victim, an 18-year-old person they knew. The group of five allegedly went to the vehicle the victim was in; there were multiple other people in the vehicle, too.

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“The group allegedly approached the vehicle using a baseball bat to smash the windows and began assaulting the victim who was seated in the front seat,” the release said. “During the incident the victim was stabbed multiple times. The victim was ultimately able to flee the scene and received treatment for his wounds at a Boston hospital.”

Boutin and Alexandre were released on personal recognizance with conditions after their arraignment. They’re scheduled to be in court again on July 15, according to the release.

Cases in juvenile court are not disclosed to the public, the release noted.

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