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    Friday, July 19, 2024

    Suspect in Conn. killing, Mass. stabbings held without bail after judge deems him 'dangerous'

    Jared Ravizza, of Chilmark, Mass., center, stands during his arraignment, Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at Plymouth District Court, in Plymouth, Mass., as his defense attorney Sean O'Neill, right, looks on. Ravizza was arraigned assault charges. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool)

    Plymouth, Mass. — Jared Ravizza, the man accused of killing a Connecticut resident in Deep River and then hours later stabbing six people in Massachusetts, was deemed "dangerous" by a judge Monday, documents said.

    The judge ordered Ravizza held without bail Monday after a hearing on his "dangerousness," according to Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz in court papers posted on X.

    He is suspected of killing his 70-year-old roommate Bruce Feldman and their two dogs in Deep River, Conn., amid a dispute with nearby residents over the pets roaming the neighborhood, documents show. Ravizza has not been charged in that case.

    He was captured in Massachusetts hours later after two separate stabbing incidents that injured six people, police said.

    An arrest warrant compiled by police in Braintree, Mass., who were investigating reported stabbings at a local movie theater, shed light on what led to Feldman's death at the rented Deep River home on May 25.

    In Braintree, a town of about 40,000 south of Boston, police spoke to a Connecticut State Police sergeant about Ravizza, court documents said. The sergeant provided the Massachusetts investigators with some information about what police say preceded the stabbing of four children at the Braintree movie theater and two stabbings at a McDonald's in Plymouth hours after Feldman was killed.

    Ravizza, 26, is facing charges in Massachusetts related to the six stabbings. The resident of Chilmark, a town on Martha's Vineyard, was arraigned in Plymouth District Court in late May. During that court appearance, Ravizza's attorney requested that his client be evaluated for competency and criminal responsibility.

    Ravizza was interviewed by a court clinician, according to the Plymouth Office of the District Attorney. The clinician told the court that Ravizza does appear to have delusions, trouble focusing and voices in his head that tell him to do things, according to WCVB, a Hearst Television station based in Boston.

    In a hearing on his "dangerousness" on Monday, a judge determined Ravizza was dangerous and ordered him held without bond, Cruz said.

    Ravizza is due back in court in Plymouth Aug. 6, Cruz said in the documents.

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