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October 2, 2013

Man describes finding knife allegedly used in slaying


Why, asked prosecutor Kristin Buxton.

“Panic,” said the witness.

In testimony last week and on Monday, jurors heard from a group of witnesses who had been at the park to watch the fight.

A social worker from the Blaine House group home where Christensen and Martin had been placed because they were about to “age out” of foster care also testified about how the two left, returned briefly to the group home, one shirtless, and then left again.

Courts reporter Julie Manganis can be reached at 978-338-2521, via email at or on Twitter @SNJulieManganis.

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