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Fall River fatal stabbing suspect in custody

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UPDATE: According to Fall River Police, Adam James Connors surrendered to court early this morning.

Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn, III announced today that there is an active homicide investigation into the stabbing death of 39 year old Joseph Reading of Fall River.

According to Jennifer Sowa of the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, on Saturday, January 12th at approximately 11:35 p.m., Fall River Police responded to the area of Church and Hall Street for a motor vehicle accident. When officers arrived they located the victim, Joseph Reading, in the driver’s seat of a motor vehicle bleeding and unresponsive. Reading was transported to St. Anne’s Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Police investigation revealed that the victim had attended a gathering at 160 Hall Street in Fall River where he was involved in an altercation and was injured.

During the investigation it was determined that Adam James Connors, 29, was the suspect and a warrant was issued on charges of Assault and Battery With A Dangerous Weapon Causing Substantial Injury and Assault to Murder Armed.

Connors also has ties to Halifax, MA. Anyone with information on his whereabouts are asked to contact Detective Luis Vertentes of the Major Crimes Division at 508-324-2796 or Trooper Tim Chiappini of the MSP Detectives Unit at 508-993-2016.

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