LAWRENCE — A Saratoga Street man was rushed to a Boston Hospital for surgery yesterday morning after he was stabbed in his home, possibly by his brother or stepfather, according to police reports.
Hector Martes, 21, of 171 Saratoga St., was stabbed in his upper abdomen, his left flank and on the left side of his rib cage, according to a police report.
The wound in Martes' upper abdomen was "the most problematic" and he was transferred to Beth Israel Deaconness Hospital in Boston. He underwent surgery there and was listed in stable condition, police said.
Martes told workers at Lawrence General Hospital, where he was immediately treated after the 1:14 a.m. assault that he was at home, playing "beer pong," a drinking game, when he was attacked. He said his stepfather, Francisco Ramirez, 43, and brother, William Martes, 19, were both arguing with him.
Hector said the argument turned physical when he punched his brother, William Martes, 19, in the face. Hector then said "he felt a blow to his side and realized he'd been stabbed."
Hector told an LGH nurse "he was unsure if his brother or stepfather stabbed him," according to a police report.
Hector's girlfriend, Shanena Chevere, 19, also witnessed the argument. She told police that Hector and William started fighting, and Francisco, the boys' mother, Maria Bencosme, 46, and she all tried to separate them.
"Then she saw Hector was bleeding from his stomach but she doesn't know how it happened," Chevere told police.
Police tried to interview Bencosme at the hospital "but she was very emotional and couldn't state anything that happened," according to a police report.
No charges were filed yesterday. Detectives are investigating.
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