Jeffrey Yao, 24, of Winchester, was indicted Thursday, Sept. 20, by a Middlesex Superior Court grand jury and charged with murder, armed assault with intent to murder a person over the age of 60 and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a person over the age of 60 in connection with the Feb. 24, 2018, fatal stabbing of Deane Kenny Stryker, 22, of Winchester, and the nonfatal stabbing of a 77-year-old Winchester man in the Winchester Public Library.

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Yao was expected appear in Middlesex Superior Court for arraignment midmorning Friday, Sept. 21.

The prosecutors assigned to this case are Assistant District Attorneys Kate Cimini and Carrie Spiros.

On the Winchester street where Jeffrey Yao lived, neighbors saw many signs of trouble over the years, but who could have predicted those signs would lead to murder?

A Boston Globe report documents what neighbors told police with growing unease. A picture emerges of a family who wanted to help their son but did not know where to turn. Read here and here >> Now, his attorney, J.W. Carney says he has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, BostonGlobe.com reports April 11.


March 11, 2018: In Winchester murder, questions linger about why suspect was able to roam free

Globe, March 7, 2018: Winchester suspect had two dozen encounters with police in 6 years


This news announcement was published Sunday, March 4, 2018, and update Oct. 8.