Nantucket "Cutter" Pleads Guilty in District Court Monday

Nantucket Cutter Gets 18 Months


A Dorchester man will be doing jail time for cutting two people on Nantucket last fall with a box-cutter

The Inquirer and Mirror reports that 26 year old Ian Kearney was arrested in November for cutting the two victims outside a downtown bar.

Kearney pled guilty in Nantucket District Court on Monday to two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

As part of a plea agreement, 12 months of a two and half year jail sentence will be suspended for 3 years. He will serve the remaining 18 months plus complete an anger management program, undergo a mental health evaluation and stay away from and have no contact with the alleged victims.

Kearney was also ordered to remain alcohol-free and undergo random screenings, supply a DNA sample, pay a 90-dollar victim witness fee and 60-dollars a month in probation fees.

The paper says a charge of assault with intent to murder was dismissed at the request of prosecutors because of a lack of cooperation by the victims.

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