A Massachusetts man faced a judge Thursday in connection with a fatal stabbing in Boston's South End.
Jeremy Correa, 31, of Worcester, was ordered to be held without bail while facing a murder charge at his arraignment in Roxbury District Court. Judge David Weingarten also ordered Correa to be held on a probation violation in an unrelated case.
Correa was arrested Wednesday morning, less than a day after 50-year-old Edward Sanchez of Boston was found stabbed to death in broad daylight.
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Police said officers found Sanchez suffering from a stab wound shortly after noon on Tuesday in the area of 112 Southampton St. He was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Surveillance video showed Correa approach Sanchez and have a brief conversation, but that as Sanchez walked away, Correa was seen in the video moving to strike Sanchez in the leg, prosecutors said Thursday.
Correa was identified by a Boston police cadet, witnesses and a staff member at a homeless shelter who knew the suspect, and that officers found Correa wearing clothes similar to what the suspect was wearing at the time of the stabbing along with a large knife with reddish-brown stains on the blade on a sidewalk near where he was sitting, according to investigators.
"I commend the Homicide Unit detectives for their quick action," Boston Police commissioner William Evans said in a statement. "Their diligence in the first hours after the incident allowed them to make this arrest of a very dangerous suspect."
Correa is being represented by Michael Phelan. He's due back in court on June 25.