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Man stabbed to death on Southampton Street; suspect arrested

Boston Police report Damien R. Hughes, 27, was fatally stabbed outside 112 Southampton St. around 7:25 a.m.

Police report arresting Cesar Valentin, 34, of Chelsea.

In May, 2018, another man was also fatally stabbed there.

Boston murders in 2020.




Why does the BPD just list the address, so only those that know 112 Southampton is the shelter realize that this was likely a beef between homeless people and not some random stabbing that might frighten the community more?

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.... just some homeless guy murdered. No reason for anyone to care.

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He was not just some homeless man. He was not even homeless. He was an incredible soul.

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He wasn’t some homeless guy. He had a fucking home. And a million friends all over the country. And he was a fucking brother to me. So go take your ignorant comments and shove them up your d*ck hole. I hope it hurts.

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I’m sorry for your loss. Some people are ignorant and cruel. I’m sure he was a wonderful person and his life mattered. People saying he was just a homeless man and like it didn’t matter was ignorant. I know he wasn’t but even if he was he was still a human being and someone’s address at time of death mean nothing it’s the address your are going to after death that counts but heaven don’t have a zip code.

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my brother richie was just stabbed and killed there too JESS I FEEL YOUR PAIN. my brother was also not a STREET PERSON. he was loved by everyone that knew him just like your brother..dont let people like this troll bother you at all dont give him the satisfaction he'l get his day i promise karma will get him. i know the pain and my heart goes out to you and your family. does it ever get easier?


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There is a reason to care. I knew Damien personally and he didn’t deserve to die. He was a good person who was trying to turn his life around. So maybe you should think before you say something so heartless. He was loved by many people. RIP Damien, you will never be forgotten

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This comment is SO DISGUESTING and you have NO idea what you’re talking about. He was cared about by SO MANY and so young and will be loved and missed forever by SO MANY. This is horrendous. Now YOU imagine if this was your good friend, son, anything. This is so sick. There is something seriously wrong with someone who would say this. Fucking SICK

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What community would be frightened by this that would also be unfamiliar with the location?

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It actually was an unprovoked stabbing. So people should stop making assumptions.

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He wasn’t homeless. He was an amazing soul that just needed to be heard. He had so many loved ones family and the friends aspect was amazing. He brought so many souls together in high school and he just wanted peace. Good guy! Always made me smile in school :) Rest in paradise, man

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This was not a drug beef because homeland security has video and audio,( as I am the mother of the homeless drug dealer you speak ofl. By the way, we are protesting at the corner of Mass Ave and Washington every Thursday from 6 to 7 if you would like to join us because you see... THE PUBLIC SHOULD BE TERRIFIED! The violence, homelessness, drug addiction and mental illness are spreading Street by Street and have already crossed over Mass Ave to where people are paying thousands of dollars to live in Brownstones. If I were you I would join our stand out every Thursday from 6 to 7 where we shut down half or both sides of Mass Ave forcing people to head down one block and see what's coming to their neighborhood. Also my son came from the suburbs, so if you was with another drug addict in the suburbs and was stabbed, would that mean he had it coming??

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that whole stretch of road is a nightmare. sadly, not shocked to hear someone was stabbed there. its effectively an open air heroin den. my wife and i have hassled the city for years about the deplorable situation down there, and other than that poorly executed campaign after that prison guard was attacked, they have done nothing other than let people die.

Southampton Street is a giant stain on the city of boston. its the hole in the safety net that they don't care to fix.

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The closing of the long island services and the locating all social
Services in one area was such an obviously flawed and incompetent
Plan over 7 yrs ago .
Typical short sighted decision making.

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