Charges in fatal stabbing at Fall River rooming house upgraded to murder

Fatal Stabbing at Fall River Rooming House Leads to Upgraded Murder Charges

A man, who was previously accused of fatally stabbing another man in a Fall River rooming house where they both lived, now faces a murder charge. This update was provided by the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office on a Sunday afternoon.

The suspect, 42-year-old Pedro Fernando Orellano Alvarado, was initially charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon following the death of 44-year-old Joseph Bump. However, the charges have since been escalated to murder. The tragic incident took place at a rooming house located at 234 Tripp St. on March 15.

For those seeking more information, you can read about the fatal stabbing in Fall River that led to the arrest of the 42-year-old suspect.

On the night of the incident, just before 9:45 p.m., Fall River police and paramedics were dispatched to the scene. Upon arrival, they provided immediate medical assistance to Bump. Despite their efforts, Bump was transported to Saint Anne’s Hospital in Fall River, where he was pronounced dead shortly before 10:30 p.m.

Alvarado was apprehended by the police at the scene. He was detained over the weekend and is scheduled for arraignment at the Fall River District Court on Monday morning.

The investigation into the stabbing is ongoing, led by Fall River and state police. As of now, authorities have not disclosed additional details about the case, including the possible motive behind the killing.