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No Bail For Middleboro Man Charged In Street Brawl Stabbing Death

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Nicholas Pilalas (Photo courtesy: Middleboro Police)

Nicholas Pilalas (Photo courtesy: Middleboro Police)

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MIDDLEBORO (CBS) – A Middleboro man was ordered held without bail Monday on second-degree murder charges after a street brawl over the weekend.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karen Twomey reports

26-year-old Nicholas Pilalas is charged with killing 20-year-old Dalton Goulart of Middleboro early Sunday morning.

Witnesses told police Pilalas got into a confrontation with a group of young men on Plympton Street just after midnight.

WBZ-TV’s Paul Burton reports

One of them punched Pilalas in the face, according to investigators, and that’s when Pilalas pulled out a knife from his pocket and began swinging it around.

Goulart was stabbed in the heart. He was rushed to Jordan Hospital where he died a short time later.

Pilalas was arrested. He was arraigned Monday in Wareham District Court.

One of his neighbors told WBZ-TV Pilalas has been troubled since his brother died, but he never expected anything like this.

“For something like that to happen, I can’t figure it out. It doesn’t make sense,” Glen Hammarberg said.

“Something, (there’s got) to be more behind it.”

“How could a 26-year-old guy find the need to pull out a knife and attack a bunch of young kids?  Did you not grow up yet?” Goulart family friend Matthew Bishop told WBZ NewsRadio 1030.

Friends of Goulart said the fight started because Pilalas was harassing a group of women and the men stopped to intervene.

Police say the two had never had any contact before this incident.

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