Sunday, July 5, 2015

Sunday Globe Special: Three Slashed Kids

"Drama unfolds in Hyde Park as children, bleeding, flee attacker" by Evan Allen and Jack Newsham Globe Staff | Globe correspondent  June 27, 2015

Lizanna Guzman looked up from her front porch in Hyde Park Saturday afternoon to see two boys, one “drenched in blood” and clutching his little brother’s hand, running down River Street toward her, screaming.

Behind them came a teenage girl, deep stab wounds in her arm, her clothing shredded.

The older boy shouted, “The man’s gonna kill me, the man’s gonna kill me!” Guzman said. “He’s coming!”

The three children, ages 9, 12, and 15, were slashed in what Boston police described as an episode of domestic violence. They were taken to the hospital with wounds that were not considered life-threatening, said Officer James Kenneally, though one child suffered serious injuries.

Shortly after the attack, police arrested Rock Aurelien, 51, a Boston man who police said was known to the victims. He had fled from the scene, but police found him and apprehended him peacefully, said Kenneally.

Aurelien was charged with three counts of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and will probably be arraigned on Monday.

After the attack, police cordoned off a brick apartment building on the 1600 block of River St. On the third floor of the building, several walls, doors, and the staircase leading to the second floor were spattered with blood.

A large blood stain on the street in front of the building was roped off with yellow crime-scene tape, and a trail of blood could be seen leading to Guzman’s home a short distance away, then down the street to a store where the children ultimately fled....

The truly sad part this days is what I wrote after I stopped reading this: real or fake?


The other problem is, if you go with real and take the paper as God's honest gospel, it's so full of contradictions, mixed messages, or fabrications that the only thing you know to believe is to not believe them.

"Mom’s alleged affair cited in stabbing of 3 children; Suspect asked police to shoot him, officials say" by Peter Schworm Globe Staff  June 29, 2015

A Boston man allegedly stabbed his former girlfriend’s three children after learning she had been unfaithful to him, then pleaded with a police officer to kill him.

Now this I can believe. Probably one of the handful of items the last who knows how long?

“I wanted you to shoot me,” Rock Aurelien told police when he was arrested Saturday afternoon.

Aurelien, 51, wiped away tears Monday during his arraignment.

Authorities said Aurelien attacked the children with a long knife after they returned from shopping Saturday afternoon and were counting some money he had given them. Despite their injuries, they managed to escape and run down the street crying for help.

The girl, crying and “visibly shaken,” identified Aurelien as the attacker, police said. Aurelien was spending time with the children while their mother, who was not identified in court records, was in Haiti, his lawyer, Catherine Laraia, said.

Normally don't see a lot about Haiti in the Globe.

After running away, Aurelien called police and said he needed to be picked up, Martin said. Police tracked the call and spotted Aurelien hiding behind a hedge near the apartment. Aurelien initially refused to come out but then walked toward an officer, saying “Shoot me! Shoot me!” as he held his hand behind his back, as if he were holding a gun.

The officer maintained a safe distance until backup arrived to help subdue Aurelien.

When he was placed in handcuffs, Aurelien apologized to the officer.


Aurelien had left his family to be with his former girlfriend, whom he had known for years, and was devastated by her infidelity, she said.

“It was an overwhelming moment” that he instantly regretted, Laraia said. He immediately expressed “shock and remorse” about what he had done, she said.

“From what I understand, this is a total aberration,” she said.

A native of Haiti, Aurelien came to the United States nearly three decades ago and worked as a cab driver.

“From all accounts, he’s been a good father,” the defense attorney said.

Aurelien, who was charged with three counts of armed assault with intent to murder, was ordered to stay away from the children and their mother, if he were released on bail.

Aurelien looked forlornly at his former wife and children in court, and he thanked them as they waved to him.

Outside the courtroom, his former wife, Margarette Aurelien, said he was a good man who must have snapped.

“I think that something is wrong in his head,” she told reporters. She apologized to the injured children.

Her son, angry about the throngs of media, exited the courthouse through an emergency door, setting off the alarm. He quickly returned and at one point collapsed onto the floor in grief.

Margarette Aurelien had taken out two restraining orders against Aurelien. In April 2010, she wrote in an affidavit that he often abused her and she said she was afraid of him. He had moved out, she said, but he was still coming back.

I'm confused. He's a good guy, but.... ????

In December 2011, after they had divorced, she said he had threatened her after receiving child support papers.

“I’m very scared of him,” she wrote the court. “When I’m coming home, I have to call my kids to meet me at the door. Please do something about this guy . . . he is a dangerous person.”


No word on whether he has been released.