North Attleboro Stabbing: 2 Young Men Dead, 1 In Serious Condition

Daniel Randall, 19, of North Attleboro faces murder charges in connection with the incident

Two young men are dead and another is in serious condition after a triple stabbing at a home in North Attleboro, Massachusetts, Thursday night, authorities say.  

Daniel Randall, 19, of North Attleboro, was ordered held without bail Friday in connection with the incident, charged with two counts of murder as well as assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. 

The arraignment came hours after police found a horrific scene at a home on 25 Birch Rd., where Randall allegedly lives with his father and his father's girlfriend.

According to court documents, police responded to a report of a stabbing incident at 8:40 p.m.

Upon arriving at the house, police said they found Aidan Hanrahan, 21, of North Attleboro slouched over a bed on the second floor with at least one visible stab wound to his neck and a significant amount of blood surrounding him.

Joshua Lemken, 21, of North Attleboro, was found on the first floor with multiple stab wounds to the abdomen, the documents said. He later died at Rhode Island Hospital as a result of the stabbing injuries.

Erik Lundstedt, 21, of North Attleboro, was found outside the house "bleeding from several wounds" but breathing and talking, police said. He was taken to the hospital, where he remains in serious but stable condition.

Police said they recieved a 911 call from a person requesting help, who said that "I killed someone," the court documents show. The caller said their "finger is almost half off." 

After recieving the call, police responded to the nearby Meadows Apartment Complex, where they found Randall, who was suffering from wounds to his hand. 

Randall allegedly told police that Hanrahan was his friend, and that the four had been partying in his bedroom. According to the documents, Randall said that drinking and smoking had taken place, and that at one point the other three came at him and were grabbing him.  

Randall described being jumped and allegedly told police he defended himself with a knife, which he tossed into the backyard of a house. 

Police said they asked Randall if the alleged altercation was over drugs, to which he responded that it was. A bag of marijuana was seized from Randall, according to the documents.

Randall's father told police he was working at the time of the incident. His girfriend said she was in the house and heard sounds that sounded like furniture was being moved. 

Hanrahan's uncle told police he had earlier taken his nephew, Lemken and Lundstedt to buy alchohol and that it was Hanrahan's 21st birthday. The uncle dropped the three off at Randall's house with a plan to pick them up at 8:30 p.m. 

The uncle said when he arrived at the house, Lundstedt ran out of the house covered in blood and fell on the roof of the car. He said someone else followed Lundstedt out of the home and continued running down the road. 

A witness told NBC10 Boston that two people were taken out of a home on stretchers.

"I think it's kind of crazy, considering this town's been pretty quiet," Ariana Mancuso said. "We've heard from the neighbors that it's been a pretty quiet town, that nothing like this happens, so it's definitely something serious."

One member of Hanrahan's family said she wants people to remember the 21-year-old for having "a heart of gold".

"I want them just to remember what an amazing, amazing young man he was and just remember how funny and sweet he was," the family member said.

Randall appeared at his arraignment with a court appointed lawyer. He is due back in court for a probable cause hearing on Oct. 8.

An investigation is ongoing. 

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