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Man charged with killing ex-girlfriend found incompetent

July 25, 2019

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A New Hampshire man charged with fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend at a Massachusetts restaurant has been found mentally incompetent to stand trial.

The Telegram & Gazette reports that a judge Thursday found 28-year-old Carlos Asencio not competent based on a psychiatric evaluation at Bridgewater State Hospital that was ordered at his arraignment.

The Derry, New Hampshire man faces murder and other charges in the July 3 stabbing of Amanda Dabrowski at O’Connor’s Restaurant & Bar in Worcester.

Dabrowski, a 31-year-old Ayer resident, was there for a book club meeting and had just left the bathroom when she was attacked. Several other patrons stopped the attack and restrained the suspect.

Asencio’s attorney, Robert Griffin, said in the court that hospital officials want to commit his client for an additional six months.

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Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), http://www.telegram.com

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