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Gruesome details revealed at Southie assault suspect's arraignment

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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Prosecutors shared gruesome details Wednesday in two assaults on women they allege were committed at the hands of a 28-year-old man also accused of murdering 24-year-old Amy Lord.

Edwin Alemany was held in lieu of $3 million bail following his arraignment Wednesday in the July assaults that occurred over a period of 24 hours in South Boston.

Prior to bail being set, prosecutors detailed the alleged crimes beginning with an attack that occurred just after 4 a.m. on July 23.

Investigators say a 22-year-old woman was walking to work near 200 Old Colony Avenue when a man punched her in the face and dragged her by her legs into a parking lot.

The woman said she told her attacker, allegedly Alemany, he could take everything she had and told him where she worked. Alemany reportedly replied, "I'm not robbing you, I'm going to kill you." He then held her by her neck, looked her over, and said, "You're not the one I'm looking for. I'm sorry, I have a hit out for a female pushing a baby carriage walking with a male wearing a white shirt. I'm sorry."

The attacker then told the woman his name was Miguel and not to call police because he knew where she works. She called police a short time later. The woman sustained a swollen jaw, marks around her necks, and scratches to her left hand.

A second attack happened just after midnight on July 24, hours after Amy Lord's body was found in Hyde Park. The victim told police a man was walking behind her as she went to enter her building on Gates Street. As she entered, the man attacked, stabbing her multiple times in the torso, face, and neck area. As the man grabbed her by the neck, the woman finished entering the code to enter the building. She shut the door behind her and the man left.

Police followed a trail of the woman's blood up Gates Street to Telegraph Street where it ended.

After the attack, Alemany visited Tufts New England Medical Center with a wound to his left hand he claims he sustained after being stabbed in an altercation at a Hess Gas Station. People at the gas station told police they did not see anything to that effect. However, surveillance footage showed Alemany visiting the gas station as a customer, demonstrating to the clerk the wound he sustained.

Video surveillance recovered from Telegraph Street near where the second victim's blood trail ended showed a man walking down the street with visible tattoos and a wounded hand. Investigators say those tattoos are consistent with tattoo's on Alemany's body. They also say DNA recovered from the woman's shirt was a match for Alemany's DNA.

Alemany was arrested on July 24, but was sent for a mental health evaluation during his original arraignment. While there, prosecutors approved a warrant charging him with murder in the death of Amy Lord.
 
Lord's body was found in the Stony Brook Reservation during the evening of July 23. Investigators believe Lord was forced into her car and driven to several ATMs before being fatally stabbed. Nearly two weeks ago, investigators announced DNA had linked Alemany to her murder.

Alemany will be arraigned Thursday for his alleged connection to the Wilbraham native's death. He will appear in court again in November for the two other assaults.

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