NORTH ANDOVER — Alcides Bene Barahona, charged with stabbing his father in the chest several times a week ago, was ordered held without bail at a dangerousness hearing Wednesday.
Barahona, 29, of 119 Massachusetts Ave., is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, aggravated assault and battery, assault with intent to murder and assault and battery. Since the dangerous weapon and intent to murder charges are felonies, it is likely the Essex District Attorney's Office will seek indictments against him.
Barahona stabbed his father, Juan Barahona, while the victim lay on a couch in the family's home, police said. The elder Barahona was flown to a Boston hospital.
Barahona, who has a lengthy record of assault and battery convictions, said he stabbed his father so he would be deported to El Salvador, according to police. Assistant District Attorney Kate Sarmini argued that Barahona is a dangerous man and needs to be locked up pending his trial.
Lawrence District Court Judge Mark Sullivan agreed with her contention and sent Barahona to Middleton jail.