NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The suspect in a deadly weekend stabbing in a Rhode Island convenience store was held without bail at his arraignment Monday.
Christopher Carbajal, 27, faces charges of murder, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest in the death of Brian Cervini, 60, on Saturday afternoon at a North Providence Cumberland Farms store.
No defense attorney was listed in court records. Carbajal did not enter a plea and was referred to the public defender’s office.
It does not appear the men knew each other and the motive remains unclear.
Carbajal entered the store to use the bathroom and minutes later Cervini walked in to make a coffee, police said in court.
When Cervini was headed to the counter to pay, the suspect took out a large knife and stabbed the victim twice in the back, North Providence Police Detective William Shurick said.
Cervini was taken to Rhode Island Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.
Carbajal fled, but was followed by witneses, who told police where he could be located, police said.
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