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Shakeel Bodden Charged With Murder In Stabbing Death Of Sister's Boyfriend At Somerville Home

SOMERVILLE (CBS) -- A man was arrested Friday following a deadly stabbing overnight at a home in Somerville. Shakeel Bodden is now charged with murder.

The Middlesex District Attorney's Office said Bodden, 28, of Somerville, is the brother of the victim's girlfriend and that the stabbing took place in the basement of the home along Munroe Street. The victim has been identified as 33-year-old Jalel Brown-Cross of Boston.

"Witnesses came down and found them together struggling over the knife," Somerville Assistant District Attorney Graham Van Epps said.

Police were called to the house just after 10:30 p.m. on Thursday and found the victim suffering from multiple stab wounds on the front lawn of the house.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

"It became apparent to multiple witnesses in the house that the defendant was acting strange. He was looking at the victim like he'd done something wrong, almost angrily," Van Epps said.

Bodden was taken to a hospital and treated for injuries "sustained during the attack," according to the district attorney's office.

Part of the street was blocked off Friday morning with crime tape, and investigators were seen going in and out of the home collecting evidence.

Sarah Phillips, who lives in the neighborhood, told WBZ-TV she saw police cruisers rushing to the house and was shocked to hear what happened.

"It's terrible," said Phillips. "My heart goes out to the family. This doesn't happen in our community. This is a crazy time, and I'm really sorry for everybody."

Bodden was arraigned in Somerville District Court and is now being held without bail.

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