Sons Of Boston Loses Entertainment Licenses Following Deadly Stabbing

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A Boston bar is facing punishment after one of its employees allegedly murdered a Marine veteran outside of the establishment.

The Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing announced Thursday it was suspending the entertainment license for the Sons of Boston until the bar submits new security and operations plans in the wake of a deadly stabbing this past weekend.

Daniel Martinez, a Marine veteran and Illinois native, was killed after he was stabbed following an argument outside of Sons of Boston on Saturday. Alvaro Larrama, a bouncer at the bar, was arrested Monday and charged with killing Martinez. He was arraigned Monday and ordered to be held without bail.

The incident happened at around 7 p.m. on Saturday. The Suffolk County District Attorney's Office said in a statement security camera footage showed Martinez and Larrama talking while Martinez and his friend were in line at Sons of Boston. Officers later learned Larrama had denied the two entry to the bar.

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Martinez and his friend then walked away and Larrama followed. Shortly after, Larrama was seen being hit on the head with an aluminum beer bottle. Larrama then allegedly struck Martinez in the chest before entering the bar, washing his hands, discarding his sweatshirt, turning his shirt inside out, then leaving through a back exit.

Medical examiners determined that Martinez's stab wound was his cause of death. Larrama eventually turned himself in to Boston Police.

Sons of Boston can get its licenses back after a public hearing with the Boston Licensing Board. The city said the hearing will be scheduled once the board receives the police report from the incident.

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