Jesse Lacatena, 23, and Elisha Rockett, had bail set at $50,000 and $100,000 respectively for their role in a bloody fight that started on Spring Lane early Friday.
Lacatena was arraigned on two counts of assault and battery and two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for allegedly kicking one of the victims, beating the other with a baton, and punching both of them, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Rockett was charged with two counts of armed assault with intent to murder and three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for allegedly stabbing the two intended victims and additionally stabbing Lacatena in the process.
Both were ordered to stay away from and have no contact with the victims, a 29-year-old Revere woman and a 34-year-old Brighton woman who both suffered stab wounds, the DA's office says.
The DA's office provided this account:
Assistant District Attorney Kristina Kerwin of the DA’s Major Felony Bureau told the court that Lacatena and Rockett encountered the victims early Friday morning in the area of Washington Street downtown. Lacatena and Rockett were together, the two victims were friends, and the Revere victim was familiar with the defendants.
When the group went onto Spring Lane, an altercation broke out and was captured on video footage. Lacatena allegedly grabbed the Revere woman by the hand and engaged her in a physical altercation. Rockett allegedly stabbed this woman. Lacatena allegedly punched the Brighton woman, as well, and the two fell to the ground. At about this time, Rockett allegedly stabbed the Brighton woman - and, investigators believe, stabbed Lacatena, as well. Lacatena allegedly kicked the Revere woman. In the aftermath of the assault, as the victims attempted to leave, Lacatena struck the Brighton woman with a baton.
Boston Police and Boston EMS responded rapidly to the scene. The Revere woman was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital with life-threatening injuries and the Brighton woman was transported to Tufts Medical Center with a collapsed lung.
Boston Police located Lacatena and Rockett on Kingston Street. Rockett had a stab wound to the left wrist and Lacatena had a stab wound to the lower back. Rockett allegedly had a knife in her purse when arrested, and Lacatena allegedly had a knife and a baton.