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Man, 22, stabbed to death in Milton

Victim staggers home; no arrests

MILTON — A 22-year-old Milton man was fatally stabbed Sunday night, his father’s cries echoing across Hudson Street after the victim staggered home and collapsed.

“It was so loud; he yelled ‘Jordan, come inside,’” said ­Liliana Bonilla, 42, who has lived on the street for seven years, across from the home of the victim, Jordan Baskin. She was pulling into her driveway as the father screamed out from his back porch at about 10 p.m.

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“The yelling was so frantic, you could tell something horrible happened,” she said.

The stabbing occurred outside, a short distance from the victim’s home, in a serene neighborhood dotted with two-story single-family houses.

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As news of the slaying traveled down the street, some fearful residents sought answers from police. One woman approached a uniformed officer who appeared to be searching for evidence as he walked from yard to yard scanning the ground.

“I have a question: Should I be worried?” the woman asked.

The officer sought to reassure her.

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“Very shocking, but at the same time I feel safe,” Bonilla said, as she walked out her door on her way to work. “We have our Milton police officers on site and I believe they responded pretty fast.”

“He was an upbeat kid, you know, always smiling, always making jokes,” said Kevin ­Jarrett, who has known Baskin since elementary school.

“Real friendly guy, he could spark up a conversation with anybody at any moment. Obviously, I would never expect something like this to happen to him of all people,’’ said ­Jarrett, who stopped by the victim’s house briefly Monday.

Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey visited the scene early Monday. He said Baskin was rushed to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Milton, where he was pronounced dead.

The joint investigation by Massachusetts State Police and Milton detectives is ongoing, and no arrests have been made.

Martin Finucane of the Globe staff contributed to this report. Brian Ballou can be reached at bballou@globe.com.
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