A Suffolk Superior Court judge this week ordered Anthony Nicholes, 50, continue to be held without bail on a second-degree murder charge for the stabbing death of Onell Colon on Adams Street in Dorchester on July 3.
Boston Police tracked Nicholes to Long Beach, CA, where he was arrested about three weeks later. A Suffolk County grand jury indicted him last month; he was arraigned on Tuesday, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, whch provides this account:
Assistant District Attorney Amy Martin of District Attorney Rollins’ Homicide Unit told the court that Mr. Colon and Mr. Nicholes were captured together on private security and public cameras in and around a pizza shop on Adams Street in Dorchester on July 3, 2020. The two became involved in a verbal altercation after leaving the pizza shop just before 11:00 p.m. As the two walked toward Acadia Street, Mr. Nicholes is seen on video dropping his backpack to the ground and lunging toward the victim with his arms outstretched. Mr. Colon is seen falling away from his attacker and running back to the pizza shop, where he told witnesses he had been stabbed.
A witness called 911 and the victim was transported to Boston Medical Center, where he died of a single stab wound to the chest.
Nicholes had been held without bail since his arrest. His arraignment in superior court is a required step before he can be tried before a jury there.