Teen arraigned, man sought in Dorchester stabbing
BOSTON (WHDH) -- A teenager was in court Tuesday facing charges after she allegedly stabbed a mother six times near an ice cream shop in Dorchester. The young victim had her 8-month-old baby in tow.
The attacked appears to be over the baby’s father. Police said he was also involved in the stabbing and there is now a warrant out for his arrest.
Samia Jones, 17, stuck her tongue out and made a hand gesture to cameras as she pleaded not guilty to charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and armed assault with intent to murder.
“The victim sustained the six stab wounds. One of the stab wounds piercing through her skin, your honor, piercing her spleen and her liver at the same time,” said prosecutor Brian Brodigan.
Prosecutors said the incident happened on Midland Street in Dorchester Monday afternoon when the 23-year-old victim was walking her baby in a stroller. Investigators said the baby’s father told the victim to meet him there so he could give the baby a pair of sneakers.
Prosecutors said the baby’s father then held down the victim and Jones, who has a 4-month-old baby with the same man, stabbed her multiple times.
Savin Scoop Ice Cream owner Joe Conway and Page Harding jumped into action and helped the victim until emergency responders arrived.
“First time like this I’ve ever seen -- I’ve never seen something like this before,” said Conway.
The victim’s baby was not hurt.
“Joe started to help her and compress the wounds on the front of her and I was compressing her back wound and her leg wound,” said Harding, who helped the victim.
Conway and Harding are thankful they were able to help the victim.
Jones was held on $50,000 cash bail. She has been ordered by the judge not to leave her house and have no contact with the victim.
The victim is still in the hospital, but she is said to be improving.