Two dead following stabbing at Wareham motel Saturday

White Pines Motel scene of double stabbing

Wareham man under arrest


WAREHAM - Wareham police officers and detectives were at the White Pines Motel at 3137 Cranberry Highway in Wareham Saturday, January 8, 2011 around 9 a.m., where a body was found approximately 100-yards behind the motel.

See an update below: two dead, one arrested.

Earlier that morning, around 12:15 a.m., there were reports that a person was reportedly killed after being stabbed at the motel.

According to the owner of the motel at the crime scene, two masked assailants pistol-whipped his daughter who works at the motel before attacking and killing another person there.

According to the Standard-Times, Leonard Bolia, 35, was found stabbed outside the motel around 12:30 a.m. Bolia was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.   Two residents of the motel told the Times they saw Bolia stumble into the parking lot asking for help.

The body of another stabbing victim, Ryan Aponte, 24, was found hours later in the woods behind the motel.  

WBZ reported that one man is under arrest in connection with the incident.   Richard Walling, 20, of Wareham, was charged with two counts of manslaughter and will be arraigned in Wareham District Court Monday.

Photos and video by David G. Curran.

White Pines scene of arrests, drug sales, and now death
Christian "Spunky" Fernandes, Kendra Dunnington, arrested

The Wareham Courier reports that Christian "Spunky" Fernandes, 22, is currently being held in the Plymouth County House of Correction on multiple felony drug and weapons charges. His female companion, 22-year-old Kendra Dunnington is also facing felony weapons charges.

As the result of a lengthy investigation by Wareham Police Detectives, a search warrant was executed Saturday, Jan. 8 at the White Pines Motel, 3137 Cranberry Highway (Route 6).

Police detectives and patrol officers entered room #130, which was listed as the residence of Fernandes and Dunnington. Inside, they found illegal drugs and materials commonly used for packaging drugs. Police also said they located a silver revolver with the serial numbers defaced, a switchblade and a large amount of cash.

A local commenter refers to this motel as "White Lines Crack Motel".

Read the Courier story here.

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