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An Attleboro man is set to go on trial for murder in the killing of his brother

An Attleboro man charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of his younger brother early Memorial Day morning is scheduled to be arraigned Monday, the Bristol District Attorney announced.

James McCormick, 51, will be arraigned in Attleboro District Court at 11 a.m. on charges of murdering his brother Richard, 47, the Bristol District Attorney’s office said Sunday in -a declaration. He was originally due to be arraigned on Friday, but the appearance was delayed due to a medical incident, prosecutors said.

His attorney could not immediately be reached for comment Sunday night.

On Memorial Day, officers responded to a report of a disturbance between 5 and 6 Melissa Drive around 3:25 a.m., prosecutors said. When they arrived, officers found Richard McCormick, of North Attleboro, outside suffering from multiple stab wounds, according to the affidavit.

He was rushed to Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, where he was pronounced dead at 4:06 a.m., prosecutors said.

James McCormick was initially arraigned at Attleborough Crown Court on Tuesday on charges of assault with intent to murder and assault and battery. Not guilty pleas were entered on his behalf to the charges, the Globe reported. He was being held at the Bristol County House of Correction pending a dangerousness hearing, which was originally scheduled for Friday and was moved to Monday.

The stabbing remains under investigation, prosecutors said.


Adam Sennott can be reached at [email protected].