Byline: Gary V. Murray
WORCESTER - An Auburn man accused of stabbing his girlfriend 21 times was ordered held on $100,000 cash bail at his arraignment yesterday in Worcester Superior Court.
Vincent Bratkon Jr., 40, of 14 Summerhill Road, Auburn, allegedly stabbed his girlfriend, Angela Desrosiers, 21 times in the head, neck and upper torso April 30 in her second-floor apartment at 15 Caroline St., according to court records.
Accompanied by his lawyer, Stuart Hurowitz, Mr. Bratkon pleaded not guilty yesterday to charges of armed assault with intent to murder, aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (knife), assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (knife), assault and battery and mayhem.
Judge Richard T. Tucker set bail of $100,000 cash or $1 million with surety and continued Mr. Bratkon's case to Aug 12. Mr. Bratkon was ordered to have no contact with Ms. Desrosiers or her children if he posts bail.
The $100,000 cash bail set by Judge Tucker was requested by Assistant District Attorney Nadia Darkazalli and was the same amount set by Judge Vito A. Virzi when Mr. Bratkon was arraigned May 2 in Central...