Mental Health Patient Stabs Parents, Girlfriend

CONCORD, Mass. (AP) - Authorities say a 25-year-old man who had sought mental health treatment earlier in the day used scissors to stab his parents and girlfriend, leaving his father near death. 

The Middlesex district attorney's office says police responded to an Acton home at 10:30 p.m. Thursday. Police say a 56-year-old woman suffered superficial injuries, but a 28-year-old woman had serious injuries and a 57-year-old man suffered life-threatening wounds. Their names weren't released.

Police arrested Benjamin DiCristina.Prosecutors say the suspect's father, who came to the aid of the girlfriend as she was getting choked by DiCristina, isn't expected to survive.

Not guilty pleas to charges including two counts of armed assault with intent to murder were entered on DiCristina's behalf.

His defense requested a psychiatric evaluation given his history of mental health problems.

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