Teen charged with murder in fatal Jackson Square stabbing

A 16-year-old suspect has been charged with murder and held without bailĀ in connection Thursday’s fatal stabbing of a 17-year-old from Hyde Park.

The incident happened at around 3:20 p.m. Thursday near the Jackson Square T stop around 245 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain.

Mason Raymond

Mason Raymond

According to prosecutors, the suspect, Ronaldo Cepeda of Dorchester, and the victim, Mason Raymond of Hyde Park, encountered each other inside the train station, exchanged words and then got in a fistfight.

According to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office:

They separated for a moment, during which Cepeda allegedly produced a knife but held it behind him so Mason could not see it. When they engaged again, Cepeda stabbed Mason.

Raymond suffered a single stab wound, which pierced his heart. First responders rushed him to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, but he died from his injuries at around 4:30 a.m. Friday.

At around 2 a.m. Friday, BPD and MBTA Transit Police identified and arrested a 16-year-old Dorchester boy in connection with the stabbing.

Cepeda reportedly confessed on camera, according to FOX 25.

Cepeda is being charged as an adult, in accordance with Massachusetts law, which mandates that allĀ murder suspects aged 14 and older be charged as adults. He will appear in court again on Nov. 16.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Mason’s memorial fund.

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