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Man, woman arrested in fatal Fall River stabbing Saturday

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A 23-year-old New Bedford man has been taken into custody and charged with murder in connection to the Saturday morning homicide in Fall River, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced.

Nathan Silva was arrested without incident at the Motel 6 in Seekonk last night and will be held in jail until his arraignment in Fall River District Court Monday morning.

A second defendant, Jessica Brophy, 27, of Fall River, was also arrested yesterday and charged with Accessory to Murder-After the Fact. She will also be arraigned Monday morning in Fall River District Court.

Additional details cannot be released due to neither being arraigned as of yet, according to Gregg Miliote of the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office.

Fall River Police, Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, and Homicide Unit prosecutors are actively investigating a homicide, which occurred in The City of Fall River Saturday.

At around 7:23 a.m. Saturday, Fall River Police responded to a 911 call regarding a stabbing in the parking lot of a housing complex at 2000 Bay Street.

Upon arrival, first responders located the male victim in the parking lot, rendered aid,​ and rushed him to St. Anne’s Hospital in Fall River.

​The victim, who has been identified as Jorge Vieira, 25, of Fall River, was then transferred to Rhode Island Hospital where he died later in the day.

UPDATE: Family and friends dealing with the loss of Fall River man stabbed to death Saturday.

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