BROOKLINE (CBS) – A man accused of choking a boy at a Brookline playground will have to spend at least another night in jail.
Christian Amaral, 23, of Newton, has been behind bars since May 31st. On Memorial Day, a 12-year-old Brookline boy told police that Amaral put his hands around his neck and lifted him off the ground because Amaral thought the boy was mistreating a pet hamster.
There were two boys with the victim who told police the same story but Amaral’s attorney argued Tuesday in a dangerousness hearing that no adults in the crowded playground saw the alleged assault.
The hearing will continue Wednesday in Brookline District Court.