2nd suspect arraigned in Boston stroller stabbing; prosecutor says victim changed story


BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) — A second person was arraigned Friday in the stabbing of a 21-year-old woman pushing her baby down a Boston street in a stroller.

Daquan Sparks pleaded not guilty to a charge of assault with intent to murder in Dorchester District Court, following his arrest Thursday.

Sparks was ordered held for violating his probation on a separate drug conviction. Bail was set at $75,000 on the new charges.

Sparks is the ex-boyfriend of the woman stabbed multiple times Monday afternoon as she pushed the 8-month-old baby down the street in the city's Dorchester neighborhood.

Sparks' current girlfriend, 17-year-old Samia Jones, is being held on $50,000 after pleading not guilty to the same charge.

Police say Sparks asked the victim to come to his home so he could give their baby new shoes. Police say Sparks held the victim while Jones stabbed her.

According to prosecutors, the victim has changed her story now, saying Sparks did not have a hand in the attack. Prosecutors are still moving forward with the charges even though the woman now says she did not tell police Sparks held her down. She said Sparks was just there.

The woman is expected to survive. The baby was unhurt.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.