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Boston police identify victims of March 1 murders

Boston police identified two homicide victims who were stabbed several hours apart in Dorchester on the morning of March 1.

The victims were identified as Christopher Borgella, 23, of Dorchester, and Augusta Mims, 21, of Brockton, police said Tuesday in a statement.

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Police were called at 2:48 a.m. March 1 to reports of a fight at a Doubletree hotel on Mount Vernon Street in Dorchester. Upon arrival, officers were told that a party in one of the hotel rooms had become violent and spilled into the street, police said.

Two male partygoers, including Borgella, suffered stab wounds and were taken to local hospitals. Borgella was pronounced dead.

Police responded several hours later to Carney Hospital on Dorchester Avenue. The hospital staff told police that a man, identified as Mims, was brought in around 5:30 a.m. after being stabbed on Washington Street. Mims died shortly after from his injuries, police said.

Both homicides are under investigation. Police urged anyone with information to contact them at 617-343-4470 or text ‘TIP’ to 27463.

Catalina Gaitan can be reached at Follow her on Twitter at @catalina_gaitan.
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