Suspect in fatal triple stabbing in Springfield charged

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) – A not guilty plea was entered Monday for the suspect at the center of a deadly triple stabbing in Springfield on Sunday that left two women dead. Four charges have been filed against Oshamah Al Kherat, including multiple charges of murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and armed assault to murder.

Al Kherat stood before a judge on Monday with bandages wrapped around his hands and tied behind his back. He is accused of stabbing three people on Marion Street around noon Sunday in what police described as a domestic disturbance.

Two women are dead. The third victim, a man, was treated for serious injuries. The identities of these victims are currently unknown.

Meanwhile, in court, Al Kherat needed an Arabic interpreter to communicate with the judge while he was arraigned on these four charges. Although there was a language barrier, the judge made his ruling crystal clear.

“The suspect will be held without the right to bail, with the consent of the parties and without prejudice,” the judge explained in open court.

Al Kherat’s next court appearance will be a hearing on June 17.