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UPDATED: Third Man Charged In Robbins Avenue Murder

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Robbins Avenue was closed for well into the night for the investigation.

Updated: Monday, October 22, 2018 at 1:47 p.m.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. - The third suspect in last Monday's stabbing on Robbins Avenue turned himself in to authorities.
 
Jason Sefton, 20, of Pittsfield was arrested at about 9:30 a.m. on Monday when he turned himself in response to a warrant being issued for his arrest. Sefton entered a not guilty plea on a single count of murder.
 
Judge Jennifer Tyne ordered that he be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction without bail. 
 
Sefton is accused of being one of three suspected in the stabbing that killed 34-year-old William Catalano on Robbins Avenue. Bruce Romano, 28, and Anthony Boone, 22, were previously arrested and charged with single counts of murder in the case.
 
At about 5:28 p.m. Monday night police were called to 219 Robbins Avenue for an altercation and found Catalano lying on the sidewalk. Catalano later died at Berkshire Medical Center.
 
Authorities said there was an argument in front of the home and the multiple persons involved fled the scene when neighbors starting yelling that they were calling 911. Authorities say Catalano and the assailants knew each other. 
 

Authorities are still looking for Jason Sefton. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pittsfield Police Department.

UPDATED on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 3:44 p.m.: Arrests Made In Robbins Ave Stabbing

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Two men were arrested on murder charges relating to Monday night's stabbing.

 
Bruce Romano, 28, and Anthony Boone, 22, were arrested and charged with single counts of murder in the killing of 34-year-old William Catalano on Robbins Avenue.
 
Police also have an arrest warrant for 20-year-old Jason Sefton, pictured on the right, who was also allegedly involved in the incident.
 
A fourth individual, 34-year-old Shane Smith, was arrested and charged with providing misleading information to a police officer relating to the case.
 
Catalano died at Berkshire Medical Center due to wounds suffered during the stabbing.
 
At about 5:28 p.m. Monday night police were called to 219 Robbins Avenue for an altercation and found Catalano lying on the sidewalk.
 
Authorities said there was an argument in front of the home and the multiple persons involved fled the scene when neighbors starting yelling that they were calling 911. Authorities say Catalano and the assailants knew each other.
 
Romano and Boone are both being held at the Berkshire County House of Correction without the right to bail and will be arraigned in Central Berkshire District Court on Wednesday. 
 
Smith was arraigned Tuesday morning on the single count of providing misleading information to a police officer. He entered a not guilty plea and was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $3,000 bail. 
 
Investigators are still looking for Sefton and are asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact the Pittsfield Police Department's detective bureau at 413-448-9705.

Original Post: Monday, October 15, 2018 at 9:11 p.m.

 
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A city man was murdered on Robbins Avenue Monday evening.
 
According to the District Attorney's  Office, William Catalano, 34, of Pittsfield was found lying on the sidewalk in front of 219 Robbins Avenue at about 5:28 p.m. Monday. Catalano was suffering from multiple stab wounds and died shortly after 7 p.m. at Berkshire Medical Center. 
 
Authorities say that an altercation had occurred in front of the home and involved multiple persons. Catalano appears to have known the assailants and it is not believed to be a danger to the public.
 
Those involved in the fight fled when neighbors started yelling that they were calling 911. 
 
Anyone who may have witnessed the attack or has any information is asked to call the Pittsfield Police Department's detective bureau at 413-448-9705.
 
The investigation is being conducted by members of the Pittsfield Police Department with assistance from State Police Detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s Office, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, Forensic Scientists from the Crime Laboratory and the Berkshire County Sheriff's Department.
 
That block of Robbins Avenue was also the location of the 2015 murder of Ronald Pinel. 
     

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