Many people around Boston and the surrounding areas of Massachusetts take public transportation to get to work or other locations. While most of the time, people reach their points of destination without incident, the potential always exists for someone to become involved in an altercation while waiting for a bus, trolley or train. Such seems to be the case in a recent unprovoked attack on a woman by a man in Cambridge.
Incident and arrest
Not long after 8:30 a.m. on Monday, June 13, a 67-year-old woman was at the MBTA’s Alewife Station in Cambridge. Without warning, she claims a man grabbed her throat and began to squeeze. The woman apparently passed out and has no recollection of what happened after that.
She described the alleged assailant to police, and they ultimately located the man, who was apparently a resident at a homeless shelter in the area. He was described as a 53-year-old male. He reportedly had outstanding warrants for other violent offenses, and he was charged with one count of strangulation or suffocation and two counts of assault and battery. He is being held with no bond due to the severity of the criminal charges.
Right to defense
Although the case against the man appears strong, the report did not specify how authorities determined he was the man who attacked the woman. There may be other aspects of the incident and arrest a defense lawyer can expose to help the man obtain a favorable outcome. In any event an experienced criminal defense attorney in Massachusetts will work diligently to help the accused protect his rights and liberties and obtain the best results possible.