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Man Charged In Death Of Stephen Rakes Will Remain Jailed

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William Camuti in Concord District Court, Aug. 2, 2013 (WBZ-TV)

William Camuti in Concord District Court, Aug. 2, 2013 (WBZ-TV)

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CONCORD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged with attempted murder for allegedly poisoning another man’s iced coffee will remain in custody.

William Camuti, of Sudbury, appeared Tuesday in Concord court, where prosecutors said he was a danger to society.

The 69-year-old Camuti has been jailed without bail since pleading not guilty in August to charges related to Stephen Rakes’ death.

Rakes was a 59-year-old Quincy man who met with Camuti right after finding out he wouldn’t get to testify against Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger.

Prosecutors allege Camuti owed Rakes money and put potassium cyanide in his coffee before dumping his body in the woods in July.

Authorities say Camuti acted alone when he lured Rakes to the meeting with talk of a fake real estate deal.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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