By CBSBoston.com Staff

WORCESTER (CBS) – Jason Rennie, the man accused of stabbing Marine veteran Tyler Ferrara in the eye during a fight in Worcester, appeared in court on Thursday.

Ferrara’s family said a fight broke out on Winter Street on Saturday and the veteran jumped in to protect a woman who was involved.

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Tyler Ferrara (Family photo)

Prosecutors said that during the fight, Ferrara was stabbed in the eye and suffered “sight-threatening” injuries.

Rennie was arrested following the fight, and is facing charges that include armed assault to murder.

Worcester Police said that when officers arrived, Rennie allegedly dropped two knives. One of them had blood on it.

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Jason Rennie appears in court on September 16, 2021. (WBZ-TV)

A defense attorney argued that Ferrara was seen fighting with other people before Rennie became involved.

The judge heard facts of the case and watched surveillance video and a recorded witness interrogation.

Rennie was ordered held without bail and is due back in court October 18.

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A GoFundMe set up by Ferrara’s friends has surpassed $14,000.

CBSBoston.com Staff