Harwich 16 year old arraigned on murder, assault and battery

Cole Martin charged in fatal stabbing of James Dean

District Attorney Michael O’Keefe announced today that Cole Martin (DOB 1/31/2000) was arraigned on the charges of murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in connection with the stabbing death of James Dean (DOB 1/26/1973), which occurred in Yarmouth on January 6, 2017.

Cole Martin appeared in Barnstable District Court today and entered pleas of not guilty to the charges. Judge Kathryn Hand ordered Martin to be held without bail and sent him for a mental health evaluation.

Martin is due back in Barnstable District Court for a pretrial hearing on February 8th.

District Attorney Michael O’Keefe remarked “This is a disturbing case and as we gather information we will continue to review it”.

The case remains under investigation by Yarmouth Police and Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the Cape & Islands District Attorney’s Office.


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