- Associated Press - Thursday, December 22, 2016

BOSTON (AP) - A Massachusetts man charged with stabbing an acquaintance inside the victim’s Boston apartment is being held on $1 million bail.

Anthony Spinelli, of Leominster, pleaded not guilty to assault on Thursday in connection with the Tuesday stabbing in the city’s North End.

Prosecutors say the 44-year-old Spinelli, who once served time on a manslaughter conviction, and the victim got into a struggle and the victim was stabbed multiple times.

Spinelli once dated the victim’s cousin.

Spinelli’s attorney said the victim’s account of the confrontation is vague and it’s not clear who started it.

Spinelli had once alleged he was sexually molested by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky in June 1988 when he was 16. He filed a complaint in 2014, but a Pennsylvania court dismissed the case.

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