Woman held on $50,000 cash bail in attack on mother with baby in stroller

A 17-year-old boy allegedly lured his former girlfriend to a street near Savin Hill Station, saying he had a pair of sneakers to give their 8-month-old. When the young mother arrived with the baby in a stroller, authorities say, the boy held her down, while his new girlfriend stabbed her six times with a 10- to 12-inch-long butcher knife.

17-year-old Samia Jones stuck her tongue out as photographers took pictures of her. (Dina Rudick/Globe Staff) —Dina Rudick/Globe Staff

Samia Jones, 17, who allegedly wielded the knife, was ordered held today on $50,000 cash bail by Dorchester Municipal Court Judge Robert McKenna. McKenna slated a probable cause hearing for April 23. Jones faces charges of assault with intent to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.


Jones struck a defiant pose during the hearing, making obscene gestures toward the media and sticking out her tongue. Defense attorney Alyssa Pelletier entered a not-guilty plea on her behalf.

Police responded at about 4:05 p.m. Monday to Boston Medical Center, where the victim said she was contacted by cellphone to meet Daquan Sparks, 17, on Midland Street near the station. The victim said Sparks met her there and restrained her while Jones attacked.

The victim sustained stab wounds to the torso, face, right leg, and back, according to a police report filed in the case.

The stab wounds punctured her spleen and liver, Assistant District Attorney Brian Brodigan said. Sparks also has a 4-month-old child with Jones.

Authorities followed a trail of blood leading to Jones’s nearby apartment at 15 Midland St.

Detectives plan to seek an arrest warrant for Sparks, the police report said.

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