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May 8, 2014

Courtroom outburst leads to ban

Salisbury man accused of strangling girlfriend

NEWBURYPORT — Minutes before a Salisbury man was expected to be arraigned inside Newburyport District Court for allegedly strangling his girlfriend, he became so enraged and violent while inside an adjacent holding cell that he was banned from the courtroom.

Instead, Kevin Nabydoski, 32, of 110 Lafayette Road, No. 9, was arraigned on assault to murder and domestic assault and battery charges inside one of the courthouse’s jail cells located on a different level than the courtroom. He was ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing scheduled for Wednesday.

Nabydoski, a hulking man with a shaved head, weighing 240 pounds and 6 feet 2 inches tall, had been brought to the courtroom a few minutes before his outburst, but his case was ordered for a second call to give him time to speak to his court-appointed attorney.

Before being led back to the holding cell, an Essex County prosecutor informed Judge Peter Doyle that they would be seeking a dangerousness hearing based upon the seriousness of charges and his past history, and to protect his alleged victim.

A dangerousness hearing, known as a 58A hearing, gives a judge the option of holding a defendant without bail for the duration of the legal process.

The outburst began as he was speaking to another person, most likely his attorney, located on the other side of the door. His voice was so jarring and loud that it was audible throughout the courtroom.

“I didn’t do anything!” Nabydoski was heard screaming.

At the same time, a video camera placed inside the holding cell captured him jumping up and down and making provocative gestures. The outburst was witnessed by a reporter covering Nabydoski’s arraignment. That proved to be too much for two court officers, who ordered him out of the holding cell and escorted him downstairs, where he was arraigned.

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