Sajan Christensen, 18, and Adam Martin, 17, both of Beverly, were arrested last night on Massachusetts Murder Charges in connection with the death of James Vernazzaro, 26, also of Beverly.
Both Christensen and Martin were arraigned in Salem District Court this morning on First Degree Murder Charges.
According to the Beverly Police Department, police officers responded to caller reporting an assault at Balch Park on Cabot Street. James Vernazzaro was found unconscious and suffering from multiple stab wounds. He was rushed to Beverly Hospital where he was pronounced.
Beverly Police reported that several witnesses described the alleged assailants, some even pointing out where they lived. Police also reportedly obtained an admission from Martin, who allegedly stated he had struck Vernazzaro in the head twice with a baseball bat but denied stabbing him. Christensen, on the other hand, reportedly admitted to holding the knife, but also denied stabbing him.
Following their arraignments on Murder Charges, both Christensen and Martin were held without bail.
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