Asencio Back in Court on July 25 for Slaying of 31-year-old Amanda Dabrowski

Asencio Back in Court on July 25 for Slaying of 31-year-old Amanda Dabrowski

WORCESTER – The man who stabbed and killed his ex-girlfriend at O’Connor’s Restaurant on Wednesday night was arraigned on Friday morning and held without bail, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr.

Carlos Asencio, 28, of Derry, NH, was arraigned in Worcester District Court on Friday on the murder charge along with charges of armed assault with intent to murder, two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace. Judge Steven Power entered pleas of not guilty on Asencio’s behalf.

Asencio will return to court on Thursday, July 25.

As previously reported, Worcester Police officers responded to O’Connor’s Restaurant on West Boylston St. in Worcester on Wednesday evening just before 8 PM for the report of a stabbing. 

According to reports, Asencio approached his ex-girlfriend, 31-year-old Amanda Dabrowski, while she was returning to her table at the restaurant. He stabbed her multiple times. A patron came to Dabrowski’s assistance and was also stabbed, but his injuries are considered non-life-threatening. 



Following Asencio’s arraignment, he was ordered held without bail at Bridgewater State Hospital where he will undergo further mental health evaluation. 

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