The Virginia-on the basis of a fishing boat Captain Billy Haver is used, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, at the U. S. Coast Guard Station in Boston. The U. S. attorney’s office in Boston said in a statement that crew member Franklin Freddy Meave Vazquez, 27, was indicted for murder and attempted murder in connection with an attack Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018 on the fishing boat, while it was underway approximately 55 miles from Nantucket, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
BOSTON – The Latest on a fatal stabbing aboard a fishing boat off the coast of Massachusetts (all times are local):
Federal immigration officials say that the Mexican national is accused of the murder of a fellow member of the crew on a fishing vessel was released on bond after he was charged in Virginia with a violent kidnapping.
Franklin Freddy Meave Vasquez faces a murder charge after the battle of Sunday on board the fishing boat of Captain Billy Oats, about 55 miles off Nantucket, Massachusetts.
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, says Vazquez, is in the U.S. illegally. He was arrested in Newport News, Virginia, in March on the kidnapping charges.
An ICE spokesperson said an immigration judge had granted Vazquez bond despite ICE objection and he was released.
Vazquez’s mother-in-law tells WCVB-TV that he is a heroin addict and they think that the root of the dispute on the boat.
It is not clear whether Vazquez has a lawyer
Authorities say a fishing boat crew member has been charged with the murder in an attack at sea on his colleagues.
The U. S. attorney’s office said the ship had seven crew members Sunday about 55 miles from Massachusetts. Authorities say the 27-year-old Franklin Freddy Meave Vazquez attacked another member of the crew with a hammer and a knife. The victim noticed another member of the crew lying on the deck, bleeding.
Authorities say Vazquez then struck another member of the crew and climbed up the mast as the others, tried to catch him.
A German cruise ship responded to a distress call. A doctor pronounced a victim dead.
Authorities say Vazquez is Mexican and had been living in the U.S. illegally. He was arrested in March in Newport News, Virginia, on a kidnapping charge.
Vazquez is to appear in federal court in Boston. The Associated Press could not find a lawyer for him in the beginning of Tuesday.