Suspects in deadly stabbing at Newport house party in custody

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NEWPORT, R.I. (WPRI) — The two men accused of stabbing a Little Compton man to death at a house party in Newport last weekend have been taken into custody.

Police said Tyrese Poulsen, 18, and Jamaal Reid, 19, turned themselves in Thursday.

Poulsen is accused of stabbing Maximus Julian, 22, in the neck as he helped the hosts clear out unwanted guests.

“He was at a party where people crashed the party and it became crazy and out of control,” Diego Julian, Maximus’ father said.

Maxiumus was rushed to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries Tuesday. A second victim was also stabbed in the leg, however, he has since been treated and released.

Poulsen is charged with murder, while Reid is charged with harboring a fugitive and disorderly conduct.

Both men faced a judge Thursday and were ordered held as bail violators. Their next court date is scheduled for June 15.

Meanwhile, the investigation into the incident remains ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Detective Joe Lavallee by calling (401) 845-5763 or emailing jlavallee@cityofnewport.com.

GoFundMe page has been set up to help the Julian family pay for Maximus’ funeral expenses.

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