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Boy, 14, charged in Dorchester killing

Fatal stabbing in group attack in Dorchester

A 14-year-old boy was charged Monday with the stabbing death of a 39-year-old man who resisted when a group of teenagers tried to rob him near the Fields Corner MBTA station Oct. 6.

The boy, Ernest Watkins IV,was one of at least four teenagers who allegedly attempted to rob Cherby LaJoie, authorities said, but Watkins was singled out by witnesses as the one who repeatedly plunged a knife into the victim. LaJoie was stabbed 37 times.

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