A Boston man was arraigned on the charge of murdering Wilbraham native Amy Lord.
This was the second day in a row Edwin Alemany was in court.
On Wednesday, he was arraigned on charges related to two other assaults on women in South Boston.
Alemany pleaded not guilty in the murder of Lord.
He did not head back to jail after his appearance in court. Instead, he was sent to Bridgewater State Hospital after his attorney said he tried to kill himself.
"She had been stabbed numerous times, and beaten and strangled, your honor," said prosecutor John Pappas.
For the second day in a row, Pappas detailed the case against Alemany - this time for the murder of Amy Lord who was driven to several ATMs before her death.
Alemany paid bills and bought a cell phone the same day, saying he hit the lottery.
"Representing that he had won money in the vicinity of several thousand dollars," said Pappas.
The suspect's family cried in court. As Alemany stood with his head down, a cut on his neck was clearly visible.
"Apparently he tried to rip open his carotid artery," said Pappas.
Prosecutors argued the seriousness of a suicide attempt Wednesday night.
"All of this information came to light in the last 15 minutes. I had a conversation with an employee down at the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office who represented to me that these attempts were superficial," said Pappas.
Outside the swarms of family members stood behind defense lawyer Jeffrey Denner, who says his client's mental illness was no secret.
"He was a terrific kid who, from an early age, was very distressed ... and when he was on his medication would do reasonably well," said Denner.
The defense said Alemany was not on any medication at the time of Lord's murder. They also did not argue bail for Alemany, only saying he has a documented mental history.
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