Plainville man pleads not guilty in stabbing

Published on Monday, 18 June 2018 17:18


PLAINVILLE - A Plainville man has pleaded not guilty to allegedly stabbing another man in the back multiple times.

Hunter Lennon, 22, of 14 Woodland St., allegedly pulled out a foldable knife during an argument with his cousin, in a Plainville home on May 15, before stabbing him in the back several times, according to the police report.

On Monday in Bristol Superior Court, Lennon pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree assault, second-degree threatening and disorderly conduct. During the hearing, his attorney, Alfonzo Sirica, said he reviewed the medical records of the victim and believes the case will remain in Bristol. There had been some question as to if it would be transferred to court in New Britain - where the most serious cases in the area are prosecuted.

Lennon, who is being held on $150,000 bond, was granted a continuance.

According to police, the stabbing happened sometime before 9:22 p.m., when a nurse from the UConn Health Center, in Farmington, contacted Plainville police and told them the facility was treating a man who had been the victim of a stabbing.

Police then located Lennon at his home, where he had gone after the confrontation. Police wrote in the report that he confessed to stabbing his cousin several times during an argument.

At a previous hearing, a judge told Lennon his alleged behavior could have taken the victim’s life, had the knife “ended up in the wrong place.”

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or

Posted in The Bristol Press, Plainville on Monday, 18 June 2018 17:18. Updated: Monday, 18 June 2018 17:20.