Suspect In Fatal Brookline Stabbing Held Without Bail

Brookline Assault Police SUV

A police cruiser at Amory Park Tuesday morning. (Jim MacKay/WBZ NewsRadio)

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — Court documents show that the first homicide in Brookline in 13 years apparently stemmed from a botched drug deal.

Singha Oeun was held without bail at his arraignment Thursday in the stabbing death of 20-year-olds Nicolas Kern. A not guilty plea to a murder charge was entered on the suspect’s behalf.

Kern was stabbed 10 times in Amory Park at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday and died at the hospital.

According to the police report, the men knew each other and arranged to meet so Kern could buy prescription pills. Kern was stabbed during a struggle.

Police say Oeun in social media messages to a relative said “he was intoxicated and try to rob me,” and “No witnesses, relax.”

Kern’s death is the first homicide in the Boston suburb since 2006.

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