Police have arrested a suspect in Tuesday’s stabbing at Ausonia Apartments on Fulton Street in Boston’s North End.
BPD News reports that Anthony Spinelli, 44 years old of Leominster, was apprehended in Revere on Wednesday afternoon and charged with armed assault with intent to murder. He will be arraigned on Wednesday morning in court.
Spinelli has a troubled past and says he was molested at age 16 by Jerry Sandusky, the Penn State football coach. Universal Hub connects the dots on Spinelli’s past also finding that he pleaded guilty in 2002 for manslaughter in a Fitchburg assault and served time in prison.
In a November 2015 report, Crime Watch Daily recounts Spinnelli’s recent accusations against Jerry Sandusky. Spinnelli was one of the country’s top quarterbacks and a star at Leominster High School. As a teenager, he was at a football camp at Penn State where he says Sandusky molested him. Spinelli said the incident turned him to drugs and down an angry path that eventually led him to prison. The molestation case was dismissed in August 2016 because the statute of limitations in Pennsylvania had expired. Sandusky continues to serve a 60 year sentence for sexually abusing 10 young boys.
Some good news in that the victim, Bobby Pirelli, is now expected to survive his injuries, according to police. He is a Fulton Street resident of Ausonia Apartments. Neighbors say the two men knew each other and had a fight that led to the assault by Spinnelli.