December trial date set for Carlos Asencio, man accused in deadly restaurant stabbing of Amanda Dabrowski

WORCESTER — A choose Tuesday set a December trial date for Carlos Asencio, the person charged with homicide following the brutal 2019 stabbing of Amanda Dabrowski at a Worcester restaurant.

Superior Court docket Decide James Gavin Reardon Jr. set a date of Dec. 1 for jury empanelment, with a trial date of Dec. 5.

Asencio was not current on the transient listening to. His lawyer, Robert M. Griffin, is pursuing an madness protection on his behalf.

Authorities say Asencio viciously stabbed Dabrowski, a co-worker whom he had dated, July 3, 2019, at O’Connor’s Restaurant on West Boylston Avenue the place she was attending a e-book membership assembly.

The general public crime was traumatizing to patrons who witnessed it and helped subdue Asencio together with former Metropolis Mayor and Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray.

The scene at O’Connor’s Restaurant on July 3, 2019.

Prosecutors allege Asencio was an obsessed ex-boyfriend who stalked Dabrowski after failing in one other try to kill her two months earlier than in her Ayer dwelling.

Asencio is dealing with costs associated to each the house invasion and the homicide. He was initially discovered not competent to face trial for homicide in 2019, however has since been discovered competent and transferred from Bridgewater State Hospital to the Worcester County Jail & Home of Correction.

A protection of lack of felony accountability, sometimes called the madness protection, usually argues that the particular person dedicated the act however was not legally liable for his or her actions due to their psychological state on the time it occurred.

Peter Elikann, a distinguished Boston authorized analyst and protection lawyer, informed the Telegram & Gazette in January that such defenses are not often profitable.

Asencio’s homicide case is due again in courtroom for a standing listening to April 12. Griffin informed Reardon Tuesday he’s hoping to have a report on Asencio’s psychological state accomplished by that date.

Dabrowski, 31, was remembered following her dying as a humorous microbiologist who had constructed a web-based following running a blog about wine.

Amanda Dabrowski

Amanda Dabrowski

Asencio’s homicide case is going down in Worcester, whereas the house invasion case is in Middlesex Superior Court docket.

Griffin informed the T&G final month he anticipates the homicide case will happen earlier than the invasion case.

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