Defendant Arraigned in Fatal Stabbing of Ex-Girlfriend

July 5, 2019

For Immediate Release

Contact: Lindsay Corcoran (508) 368-7252 or (774) 670-8811

WORCESTER —  Carlos Asencio was held without bail after he was arraigned on the charge of murder in the stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend that occurred in Worcester on Wednesday, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr.

Asencio, 28, of Derry, NH, was arraigned in Worcester District Court on Friday on the murder charge along with charges of armed assault with intent to murder, two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace. Judge Steven Power entered pleas of not guilty on Asencio’s behalf.

On Wednesday at about 7:50 p.m., Worcester Police Department officers responded to O’Connor’s Restaurant on West Boylston Street for a reported stabbing. Amanda Dabrowski, 31, suffered multiple stab wounds and was later pronounced dead at the hospital. A second man was also stabbed, but his injuries were non-life-threatening.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing by the Worcester Police Department.

Following Asencio’s arraignment, he was ordered held without bail at Bridgewater State Hospital where he will undergo further mental health evaluation. He is due back in court on July 25.