Everett Stabbing Suspect Appears in Court

A neighbor recognized Victor Mariscal from a sketch that was released to the public shortly after the fatal stabbing, according to Middlesex DA

A man accused of stabbing another man in Everett, Massachusetts faced a judge on Friday morning for the alleged attack.

Authorities it was the roommate of Everett resident Victor Mariscal, 27, who recognized him from a sketch that was released to the public shortly after the March 16 stabbing of a 28-year-old man on Bradford Terrace.

Mariscal pleaded not guilty and hid his face at his arraignment in Malden District Court where he was formally charged with armed assault with the intent to murder and assault and battery causing serious bodily injury.

Mariscal was arrested just after 6 p.m. Thursday in Cambridge, according to the Middlesex district attorney's office. 

A neighbor who didn't want his identity revealed called a tip into police after spotting Mariscal.

"I saw a gentleman who passed me that fit the sketch," said the neighbor. "I called Everett police, told them what I saw. The gentleman had gear that fit the description and the same face and he was heading towards Malden station. Four hours later they found him in Cambridge."

Police said they found a butcher's knife and sneakers in Mariscal's room that linked him to the attack.

The district attorney's office said it is also investigating whether Mariscal is responsible for the fatal stabbing of 54-year-old Michael Starr. Starr was found suffering from stab wounds sometime around 9 p.m. on March 27, also on Bradford Terrace.

"While we continue to investigate, we hope this arrest will restore some comfort to the residents of the Bradford Terrace neighborhood," Everett Police Chief Steven Mazzie said.

Mariscal is scheduled to be back in court next Wednesday. It is unclear if he has an attorney.

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