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Most Viewed Articles in January: Arlington Native Allegedly Nearly Decapitates Prostitute

Here's what caught Arlington's eye in January.

1.) Arlington Native Allegedly Nearly Decapitates Prostitute in Fatal Stabbing in Florida

A 20-year-old Arlington native allegedly murdered, and almost beheaded, a prostitute in his Lake Park, Fla., apartment on Sunday, Dec. 16, according to reports. Paul Charles Farina, who had just moved to Florida two weeks prior to enter a drug treatment program, according to a CBS12 News report, allegedly stabbed 24-year-old Alexis N. Lace, of Riviera Beach, Fla., in the neck multiple times. Read more. 

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An Arlington man and two from Malden allegedly raped a Curry College student in a residence hall after a dance at the college on Sunday, Jan. 20, according to a report in the Currier Times, the school’s student newspaper. Justin O. Castor, 19, of Arlington, Kensley Metellus, 19, of Malden, and Shakarus D. Semexant, 20, of Malden, were arrested Friday, Jan. 25, by Milton police and charged with aggravated rape, conspiracy to commit rape, assault with intent to rape, and indecent assault and battery, according to the report. Read more.

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5.) Summer Street Man Charged with Attempted Murder

A Summer Street man allegedly choked a woman in his residence on Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24. Omar Taha, 24, was arrested at 12:12 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, after the woman reported the alleged incident to police that morning. He was charged with attempted murder, assault and battery and threats, according to police. 

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Updated Open Dates for Three New Arlington Businesses

New Deli 'Opening Soon' in East Arlington

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Epping Street Man Charged with Attempted Murder

New Business Now Open in Arlington Center

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