North Attleborough man faces charges following stabbing
A 19-year-old North Attleborough man has been arraigned on charges of murder and assault in connection to a stabbing which occurred Thursday evening.
Daniel Randall has been charged with two counts of murder and one for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. He was arraigned on Friday, Aug. 30, and will be held without bail for a probable cause hearing on Oct. 8.
Appearing at the Attleboro District Court, Randall entered a plea of not guilty and will be represented by a court-appointed lawyer.
North Attleborough Police responded to a report of a stabbing involving three victims at 25 Birch Road on Thursday, Aug. 29, at 8:40 p.m. According to Assistant District Attorney Carolyn Morissette, who handled the arraignment, upon arrival, police were met by one of the victims, Erik Lundstedt, 21, who was bleeding and holding their abdomen. The victim told police that Randall had stabbed them. He was treated at the scene by paramedics before being rushed to Sturdy Memorial Hospital. He was later transferred to Rhode Island Hospital, where he remains in serious, but stable condition.
Two additional victims, Aidan Hanrahan, 21, and Joshua Lemken, 21, both of North Attleborough, were located inside the home. Hanrahan had suffered a three-inch laceration to his neck and was found deceased upon their arrival. Lemken suffered wounds to his back and abdomen and was treated on scene and transported to Rhode Island Hospital. He died during the overnight hours as a result of his injuries.
According to court reports. Randall had called both 911 and his father and admitted to the attacks. He told police that he had tossed the weapon and that the attacks had been in self defense, though his only wound was a small cut on one hand.