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Friday, January 6, 2012

Arrest made in Everett stabbing

A 59 year old Chelsea man was taken into custody today in connection with the stabbing death of a 20 year old Everett woman. Clarence Earl Berry was arrested and charged with first degree murder.

The stabbing happened Tuesday night, January 3rd, at 6:44 PM. Police responded and found the victim, Jessica Cormier, with obvious stab wounds to her chest. She was transported by ambulance to Mass General Hospital, where she died of her wounds. An autopsy determined that the cause of death was homicide.

The victim was stabbed not far from her house. Police believe that the suspect and the victim knew each other. A motive for the crime is not known. After executing a search warrant at Berry's home, police recovered evidence, including some that tested positive for human blood.

Source: MDA press release

These charges are allegations and the defendant is considered innocent until proven guilty.

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