Kerwide Barthelemy died from a stab wound to the stomach after he tried to break up a fight between two men in Maverick Square around 9 p.m. on Dec. 24, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office said today.
Barthelemy's alleged murderer, Steven Hatfield, 36, was arraigned in East Boston Municipal Court today. Judge John McDonald ordered Hatfield held without bail.
According to the DA's office, police only had to go around the corner to go to find Hatfield after he ran from the scene near the Burger King, outside of which police found Barthelmy.
Mr. Hatfield, who had blood on his clothing from the attack, fled into his South Bremen Street apartment building. Inside the building, he began to yell and behave in a manner that prompted the building’s security guard to call police. Boston Police who responded to the stabbing also arrived at the building after learning that the assailant resided there.
Hatfield is scheduled to return to court Jan. 28.