Pittsfield woman held after allegedly trying to stab girlfriend

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PITTSFIELD — A city woman accused of trying to stab her girlfriend with a knife Saturday has been ordered held without bail for up to 120 days.

Anna Marino, 21, of Wahconah Street, allegedly tried to stab the woman in the chest and then head after a series of arguments escalated late Friday into Saturday morning at Dower Square apartments, according to a report by Pittsfield Police Officer Michael Schilling. At some point the knife was broken, and the victim was struck in the head with the handle, but never punctured with the knife.

Schilling had already responded to the home earlier in the evening to let Marino in and to remove some of her belongings, though no mention was made at that time of the altercation.

Marino pleaded not guilty in Central Berkshire District Court on Tuesday to assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault by means of a dangerous weapon.In a dangerousness hearing that followed, Marino's attorney, Marc C. Vincelette, claimed the other woman initiated and escalated the fight.

But Judge Jennifer Tyne granted the prosecution's request to hold Marino pending a second hearing on July 13.

Mike Walsh can be reached at mwalsh@berkshireeagle.com.

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