Northampton man charged in double stabbing


Staff Writer
Published: 8/25/2022 4:02:51 PM
Modified: 8/25/2022 3:59:15 PM

NORTHAMPTON — An 18-year-old Northampton man pleaded not guilty in Northampton District Court on charges related to a double stabbing at Meadowbrook Apartment Tuesday night.

Northampton Police arrested Jesus J. Baez on two counts of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon (knife) resulting in serious bodily injury after Baez allegedly stabbed an 18-year-old male and a 19-year-old male during a fracas outside Baez’s Bridge Road apartment.

The Northampton Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Northwestern district attorney’s office are still investigating the incident.

Both victims were transported to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield and are currently in “critical, but stable” condition, according to the DA’s office. They are both expected to survive.

Each charge of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury carries a maximum potential penalty of up to 15 years in state prison or 2 1⁄2 years in the Hampshire County Jail and House of Correction.

During Baez’s arraignment, Northampton District Court Judge Jacklyn M. Connly granted prosecutors’ request to hold Baez on $20,000 cash bail.

The case was continued for a pretrial hearing on Friday, Sept. 23.

Emily Thurlow can be reached at
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