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Somerville man charged with murder in fatal stabbing of 33-year-old from Boston

A Boston man was stabbed to death inside of a Somerville residence Thursday night, and his alleged killer has been arrested and charged with murder.

Shakeel Bodden, 28, is accused of attacking the victim, identified Friday evening as 33-year-old Jalel Brown-Cross, with a knife and stabbing him multiple times, Somerville Police and Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said in a statement.

Police responded to a residence on Munroe Street at around 10:38 p.m. Thursday after they received multiple 911 calls, the statement said. They found the victim suffering from multiple stab wounds when they arrived, and EMS declared him dead at the scene. The alleged attacker and his victim knew each other.


“Preliminary investigation suggests that Shakeel Bodden allegedly attacked the victim with a knife inside the residence,” the statement said.

Bodden, who lives in Somerville, was taken to a local hospital to be treated for injuries he sustained during the alleged attack.

Shakeel Bodden was arraigned Friday in Somerville District Court. He was ordered held without bail and to undergo a competency evaluation at Bridgewater State Hospital, according to the district attorney’s office.

An investigation is ongoing.

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