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Suspect in a fatal Fall River stabbing turns himself in

January 14, 2019

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The suspect in a fatal weekend stabbing in Fall River has turned himself in.

Authorities say 29-year-old Adam Conners surrendered Monday morning and is expected to be arraigned later in the day on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing substantial injury.

Conners is suspected of stabbing 39-year-old Joseph Reading, of Fall River, at a gathering in the city on Saturday night.

Reading was found by responding officers in the driver’s seat of his crashed vehicle at about 11:30 p.m., bleeding and unresponsive.

He was taken to St. Anne’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police discovered he had earlier attended a gathering where he was involved in an altercation.

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