By Beth Germano

EVERETT (CBS) – A 19-year-old Everett man has been arrested and charged with the stabbing of Everett High School football player Marvens Fedna.

Fedna was stabbed in the early morning hours of November 1 following a high school football playoff victory. Osmin Murcia has been charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and armed assault with intent to murder.

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Marvens Fedna. (Image Credit: ESPN Boston)

Marvens Fedna. (Image Credit: ESPN Boston)

Prosecutors say Fedna and a group of football players were headed to a Halloween party when one of the friends was approached by Murcia and another man in a threatening way. Fedna stepped in to defend the group, but prosecutors say Murcia turned on him with a knife suffering a laceration to his hand that severed a tendon, and a back injury so severe it required three surgeries.

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It was only two days ago that prosecutors say a witness came forward identifying Murcia as the attacker. “Officers utilized the name and obtained a photo array to show to the victim who positively identified the defendant as the one who stabbed him,” said prosecutor Rachel Perlman.

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Murcia, they say, has been in the country for one year and only sporadically attended Everett High School. He’s now being held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing December 4.

Beth Germano