ASSAULT AND BATTERY WITH A DANGEROUS WEAPON (KNIFE)
ASSAULT AND BATTERY- ALL CHARGES DISMISSED
BMC, Brighton- A young man was accused of slashing his middle aged landlord with a steak knife, putting him in a head lock and repeatedly striking him in the face during a heated argument. The independent investigation showed the identity of the first aggressor was in dispute and the victim has a history of violence. Commonwealth v. Adjutant, 443 Mass. 649 (2005).