PITTSFIELD -- Three city woman accused of stabbing one woman and beating another may be headed to trial in January.
Alicya M. Hubbard and Brittany Gresser, both 22, and Shanay Jones, 34, jumped a now 25-year-old woman and her 21-year-old cousin in the parking lot of the Back Nine Lounge on Crane Avenue on March 16, according to police.
The 25-year-old was slashed across her right cheek, received cuts to her neck and chest and received a concussion. Her cousin suffered a sprained right arm and dislocated shoulder, among other less serious wounds, according to court documents.
The 25-year-old allegedly argued with Hubbard inside the bar earlier that night. Police believe Hubbard wielded the blade against her.
The three defendants are charged under the theory of joint venture, meaning that all three are equally responsible for the stabbing.
The 25-year-old is herself facing a misdemeanor assault and battery charge connected with the fight for allegedly attacking Gresser. A trial is scheduled for next month in that case, according to Gresser’s attorney, Raymond J. Jacoub.
On Wednesday the defendants appeared in Berkshire Superior Court before Judge John A. Agostini. Assistant Berkshire District Attorney Gregory Barry and the women’s attorneys agreed to a schedule a final pretrial conference for Dec. 18, with the trial scheduled for the next month.
Hubbard, Gresser and Jones have all pleaded not guilty to single counts of mayhem and two counts each of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery.
They remain free on personal recognizance. Jones’ attorney is Edmund R. St. John III. Hubbard is represented by Thomas J. Donohue Jr.
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