It is alleged that he ran into the woman early in the morning on his way home, she offered sex, they returned to his apartment, after having sex he noticed his computer was missing. He grabbed her bag and found that his computer was inside. At this point he grabbed a metal pipe and began to beat her about the head and body, he carried her outside and left her on the street. He’s charged with armed assault with intent to murder and aggravated assault and battery causing serious bodily injury.
Police say that he did admitted hitting the woman in the head with a pipe after confronting her about the computer. His defense attorney mentioned that he was under the influence of alcohol at the time. There is no mention of sex for a fee so it appears that they agreed consensually to go home with each other. It is when he noticed the laptop missing that he appears to have become violent. Her body was discovered around 4:30am today after neighbors heard her screaming for help on the street.
The Judge set bail at $100,000. The man has no prior record but since the beating was so severe he is charged with the intent to murder and was given a high bail.
When someone is beaten so severely the charge can turn from assault and battery with a dangerous weapon to assault with intent to murder. This all depends on the severity of the injury; the Commonwealth must prove the intent to murder. Aggravated assault and battery can also be upgraded and charged as causing serious bodily injury as here. The Commonwealth must show that there was serious bodily injury. Other types of upgrades to assault and battery are assault on an elderly person, assault on medical personnel or police, assault on a minor or a disabled person.
Frank Fernandez is a criminal lawyer in Boston who deals with all types of criminal cases including assault and battery and assault with intent to murder.
He practices in Boston, Chelsea and all over Massachusetts. He has handled serious matters in Suffolk Superior Court, Middlesex Superior Court, Boston Municipal Court, Chelsea District Court as well as other district and superior courts throughout Massachusetts. He also practices in Federal Court.
Please feel free to call for a free consultation on your case 617-393-0250 or visit his website at www.theFernandezFirm.com