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Randolph gas station attendant stabbed beaten with bat

April 30, 2015

RANDOLPH, Mass. (AP) — A Randolph man charged with stabbing, beating and robbing a gas station attendant in front of the worker’s 4-year-old son has been held without bail pending a hearing to determine whether he is a danger to the public.

A judge on Wednesday also approved $5,000 for a psychiatric evaluation for 50-year-old Daniel Washington.

The Patriot Ledger (http://bit.ly/1DMlNwu ) reports that Washington pleaded not guilty to several charges, including armed robbery and armed assault with intent to murder.

Prosecutors say Washington asked to use the bathroom at S & J Service Station on Monday afternoon, then stabbed attendant Ismail Fnu and beat him with a baseball bat. The little boy alerted a passer-by.

Fnu was taken to a Boston hospital in critical condition.

Washington’s lawyer says his client has a history of mental illness.

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Information from: The (Quincy, Mass.) Patriot Ledger, http://www.patriotledger.com

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