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Man Charged in Chinatown Assault

Posted August 1st, 2014 @ 5:12pm

Police have charged a homeless man in connection with the assault of a 57-year-old man in Chinatown on July 17th.  Thirty-five-year-old Michael Abella is charged with second-degree murder. His bail is set at $200,000. The victim was assaulted at 8:45 p.m. July 17th in Chinatown and he was taken to the hospital, where his condition deteriorated and he died at the hospital on July 29th. Abella was arrested on third-degree assault charges on July 17th, then arrested again on the murder charge after the victim died from his injuries. He has a court appearance Friday.

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