A Lynn man has been charged with murdering a 27-year-old Dedham man after a domestic dispute in Lynn over a pair of shoes escalated into a knife fight.
Isaac Hendricks, 32, was held without bail at his arraignment today in Lynn District Court for the slaying of Jonathan Laporte.
Laporte’s girlfriend, Keysha Torres, and the wife of Isaac Hendricks, Shanequa Hendricks, got in an argument on Facebook over a pair of children’s shoes. It was not immediately clear what exactly the two women were disputing about the shoes.
The online fight escalated into a physical one when Torres travelled to the Hendricks’ home with Laporte on Sunday morning. Torres began banging on the house, said Essex County district attorney’s spokeswoman Carrie Kimball-Monahan.
Shanequa Hendricks answered the door armed with a machete, and the two woman began a verbal scuffle. Laporte then came outside onto the porch, at which time Isaac Hendricks allegedly confronted him physically, and Laporte was stabbed.
Laporte was found at 7:25 a.m. Sunday with multiple stab wounds. He was taken to Salem Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:15 a.m.
A knife and machete were found at the scene.
Torres has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and vandalism, prosecutors said. It was not immediately clear whom Torres allegedly attacked.
Torres was held on $10,000 cash bail at her arraignment hearing today in Lynn District Court. If she makes bail, she is to have a 24-hour home confinement and a GPS tracker, Kimball-Monahan said. She will return to court on Jan. 24 for a probable cause hearing.
Hendricks will return to court on Jan. 23rd for a probable cause hearing.
Both defendants pleaded not guilty to their charges in court.
No further details were immediately available.