Man charged with murder of well-known stylist
BOSTON (WHDH) -- An Everett man was charged with murder and held without bail in the stabbing death of a well-known Newbury Street hair stylist on Wednesday.
Corey Thompson’s body was discovered under the Interstate 93 overpass at the corner of Albany and Traveler Streets on Feb. 25. He had been stabbed approximately eight times, including wounds to the torso and two to the chest.
Christopher Powell, 39, pleaded not guilty to Thompson's murder. Prosecutors said DNA evidence links Powell to the murder and they have video surveillance from a nearby apartment building showing the two in an altercation prior to the stabbing.
“Video surveillance shows the defendant in the area involving an altercation with the victim in the area shortly before the stabbing,” said prosecutor Ed Zabin.
Powell’s attorney said this is a case of self defense. The motive for the incident is still under investigation.
Thompson’s sister and niece are heartbroken, saying the 44 year old from the South End loved his job and he loved life.
Powell is being held without bail and is due back in court on April 23.