- Associated Press - Thursday, September 10, 2015

PEABODY, Mass. (AP) - A Peabody man charged with fatally stabbing his girlfriend in their home will continue to be held without bail.

The Salem News (https://bit.ly/1O3dfus ) reports that 59-year-old Brandon Hoar was arraigned in Superior Court on Wednesday on a first-degree murder charge. He had been held without bail after his district court arraignment.

Hoar is charged with killing 55-year-old Cheryl Young on June 16. Police said they responded to the couple’s home and found Hoar sitting on the front steps. Young was found dead on a living room couch.

Hoar told investigators he was trying to protect Young’s 5-year-old granddaughter from her. The girl was found unharmed in a bedroom.

Hoar is due back in court Oct. 28.

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Information from: The Salem (Mass.) News, https://www.salemnews.com

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