Fatal stabbing case moved to Superior Court

Staff Writer
Published: 11/5/2020 2:58:15 PM
Modified: 11/5/2020 2:58:02 PM

GREENFIELD — The case of the Montague man accused of stabbing his uncle to death and injuring his aunt has been bumped up to Superior Court.

Elijah Michonski, 18, is expected to be arraigned in person in Franklin County Superior Court on murder and other charges at 2 p.m. on Monday in connection with the July 3 stabbing incident on Randall Road in Montague, according to the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office.

A Franklin County grand jury returned indictments on charges of murder, armed assault with intent to murder, aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, breaking and entering in the daytime with intent to commit a felony (occupant put in fear), and larceny of a motor vehicle.

Michonski allegedly forced his way into the home of Teresa Weir, 39, and Nicholas Weir, 41, and attacked both with a knife, then stole their car to escape. He was soon arrested by police officers from Montague, Gill and Erving.

Teresa and Nicholas Weir were immediately hospitalized following the attack. A couple of days later, Nicholas died of his injuries — the most severe of which was a head wound from a large kitchen knife, as described in the Montague Police Department’s report — while Teresa suffered non-life-threatening injuries that included stab and slash wounds to her arm, neck and head.

Michonski had been arraigned remotely in Greenfield District Court on July 6. He was ordered held without bail, and remains in custody.

Michonski is represented by attorney Jennifer Cox. The state is represented by First Assistant District Attorney Steven Gagne and Assistant District Attorney Sandra Staub.

Reach Domenic Poli at: dpoli@recorder.com or 413-772-0261, ext. 262.


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