A 23-year-old man stabbed to death a 22-year-old woman inside Winchester Public Library in MA on Saturday.
Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan declared that the accuser, allegedly Jeffrey Yao, aged 23, attacked the woman, 22, from behind while she was sitting in the reading room of Winchester Public Library. A 77-year-old Winchester man who tried to intervene was stabbed in the arm but not seriously hurt, Ryan said.
The identity of the female victim is being withheld at this time pending next of kin notification.
The district attorney said authorities are working to determine a possible motive and whether Yao and the woman knew each other.
The suspect, whose name has not been released, was described by police as a man in his 20s. His wounds are not life-threatening.
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If this occurs, Allen said, offering as a perspective, that, "Seaforth Mineral and all of River Road will be under water". Operations manager Curtis Gillman said the water was so deep, a pontoon boat could go through it.
A day after the attack, one large question still loomed over the sudden burst of violence that shattered the tranquility of the town's library: Why?
Police are still investigating the killing.
Yao graduated from Winchester High School in 2012, according to the Globe. He ran cross-country and wrestled, but classmates told the newspaper that his behaviour became stranger in his last two years of school. He had stopped bathing, for example, and once posted an insensitive comment on Facebook about a classmate who had died.
Yao is facing a murder charge and an assault with intent to murder charge. He is being held without bail until his arraignment on Monday (Tuesday NZT).
A group of neighbors reportedly spoke to Winchester police over the summer about the concerns over Yao, and police said they were aware of him and were observing his behavior. More details are expected to emerge following Yao's court hearing.