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Police Continue to Investigate Burnap St. Stabbing

The alleged suspect is being held at MCI-Framingham.

Police are continuing to investigate a stabbing at a Burnap Street address Friday night.

According to Lt. Brian Pupa, a mother called police Friday night shortly before 9 p.m. stating her daughter was in the hospital at Lahey Clinic after she had been stabbed earlier. After the stabbing, the victim's friends took her to the hospital.

Police went to the hospital to interview the victim, who had a stab wound to the shoulder. The victim told police who stabbed her and police put out a be on the lookout alert for the suspect.

"The two women were at a gathering at a home on Burnap Street," Pupa said. "The suspect went there, knowing the victim would be there. We believe it was a fight over a guy, the two were known to each other and not getting along."

A short time later, Billerica Police found the suspect and arrested Valerie R. Belding, 18, of 36 Jacquith Road in Wilmington, and charged her with armed assault to murder along with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Belding was arraigned Monday and is being held at MCI-Framingham for 60 days on prior charges relating to breaking and entering in Wilmington, police said.

Pupa said the investigation is ongoing and more charges could be filed based on the outcome of the investigation.

Donna Botte July 11, 2012 at 11:58 AM
Which section of Burnap Street? The one near the lake or the one off Winchell?

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