WINCHESTER (CBS) – Jeffrey Yao, who was charged with a fatal February stabbing inside Winchester Public Library, has been indicted by a grand jury on murder and assault charges.

Prosecutors say 23-year-old Yao stabbed Deane Kenny Stryker, an aspiring doctor, in an unprovoked attack while she was sitting at a library table. After allegedly stabbing Stryker with a 10-inch hunting knife, Yao injured a 77-year-old man who jumped in and tried to help.

Jeffrey Yao in Woburn District Court, February 26, 2018. (WBZ-TV)

A Middlesex Superior Court grand jury indicted Yao on charges of murder, armed assault with intent to murder on a person over 60 years old, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a person over 60.

Yao was arraigned on Friday. A judge ordered Yao held without bail. The next hearing in the case is scheduled for October 22.


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