Teen charged in brazen knife attack on Savin Hill Ave.
Apr. 2, 2013
A 17 year-old Dorchester woman was formally charged with armed assault with intent to murder this week after she allegedly stabbed a rival during a vicious sidewalk attack in Savin Hill on Monday afternoon. The victim was attacked as she pushed her 8-month-old baby in a stroller near 15 Midland Street. Prosecutors say that the teenage victim was lured to the scene by her baby’s father, who allegedly held down the victim while the suspect, Samia Jones, stabbed her repeatedly with a butcher knife in her back, leg, face, and torso.
"The victim told officers her baby’s father asked to meet in the Savin Hill area so he could give her a pair of shoes for their eight month old child," said a report by Boston Police. "The victim stated as she walked down Bay Street with her child in a stroller, the child's father attacked her, and restrained her while his current girlfriend, Samia Jones allegedly stabbed her."
Police say Jones stabbed the woman several times; the victim then managed to get herself and her baby to Savin Hill Avenue before collapsing.
Judge Robert McKenna imposed $50,000 cash bail and ordered Jones to stay away from the victim. Prosecutors had sought a $500,000 bail amount. Boston Police are still seeking the boyfriend, identified as 17 year-old Daquan Sparks of Dorchester. A warrant has been issued for his arrest. Detectives said they believe the boyfriend lured the victim to the sce
ne of the attack, then set upon her while Jones attacked her with a knife.
“For those of us who remember the murders of Kayla and Xavier Ravenell, this case is especially chilling,” said DA Dan Conley, recalling the murders of a young mother and her infant child murdered by the child’s father and his new girlfriend in 2004. Both assailants were convicted of first-degree murder in 2007. “Thankfully, the victim’s condition has stabilized, but the facts here are deeply, deeply disturbing.”
Jones is due back in court on April 23. The victim remains in the hospital in stable condition; her 8-month-old baby was physically unharmed.