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Charge reduced in Lawrence dominoes stabbing

July 8, 2014

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Authorities have reduced charges against a Lawrence man charged with stabbing another man after losing a game of dominoes.

Wanderlis Ceballos was originally charged with assault with intent to murder for allegedly stabbing the 30-year-old victim in the back three times in the early morning hours of June 29.

The Eagle-Tribune (http://bit.ly/1qRgbPB ) reports that at a dangerousness hearing Monday, the charge was reduced to assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and he was released on $5,000 bail.

Investigators say the 26-year-old Ceballos was angry because the victim’s team had beaten his team at dominoes.

Ceballos and the victim agreed to settle their dispute over the game by engaging in a fistfight. Ceballos allegedly pulled the knife during the fight.

Ceballos denied the charges.

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Information from: Eagle Tribune (North Andover, Mass.), http://www.eagletribune.com

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