The case towards a person accused of stabbing a rabbi in Boston’s Brighton neighborhood is shifting to superior court docket.
Twenty-four-year-old Khaled Awad of Brighton has been indicted on 9 fees, together with armed assault with intent to homicide, violating an individual’s Constitutional rights and several other assault and battery fees, the Suffolk County District Lawyer’s Workplace mentioned Wednesday. He’s anticipated to be arraigned Thursday in Suffolk Superior Courtroom.
Awad is accused of stabbing Rabbi Shlomo Noginski 9 instances outdoors a Jewish day faculty on July 1. He was beforehand arraigned last month on hate crime charges on the Brighton Division of Boston Municipal Courtroom.
Whereas prosecutors introduced hate fees towards Khaled Awad, the suspect’s protection legal professional says it was not against the law primarily based on hate, however it was against the law of alternative about stealing a van.
Prosecutors mentioned the superior court docket “is the suitable court docket of jurisdiction to handle the intense felony offenses alleged on this case.”
“Each particular person deserves to stay with out concern as their full genuine selves. It’s crucial that we denounce hatred and bigotry in any type and reply clearly and firmly once we encounter it,” District Lawyer Rollins mentioned in a press release. “Hate has no place in Suffolk County. We’ll maintain violent offenders accountable after they hurt. This act of violence practically killed the sufferer. However it additionally traumatized the whole Jewish neighborhood and deeply impacted the folks of Brighton.”
Awad is being held at Bridgewater State Hospital after his legal professional requested a psychological well being analysis. He pleaded not responsible when the fees have been introduced towards him in municipal court docket.
A rabbi from Boston who was stabbed Thursday says he hopes to get again to work quickly.
Noginski, a father of 12, returned house from the hospital after the stabbing. Although he was in ache, he said in a video at the time that he feels lucky to be alive.
“By the Grace of G-d, an ideal miracle has simply occurred to me. G-d saved me,” Noginski mentioned. “I’m feeling comparatively effectively, though nonetheless in ache. Sure, I’m in ache, however it might have been a lot worse.”