For Immediate Release - October 02, 2006

Arraignment of Alexander Phillips

Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe announced today that Alexander Phillips, 5/14/87, of 20 Cammett Way, Marstons Mills, was arraigned on charges of Murder, Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, and Assault with Intent to Murder in the Barnstable District Court before Judge Joan E. Lynch. Phillips was held without bail and is scheduled to appear for pretrial hearing on October 20, 2006, in the stabbing death of Anthony Rano, 3/26/87, of 15A Locust Way, South Yarmouth.

Emergency Personnel from the Centerville/Osterville/Marstons Mills Fire Department along with patrolmen from the Barnstable Police Department responded to a reported stabbing near the intersection of Cammett Way and Cammett Road in Marstons Mills in the early morning hours of Sunday, October 1, 2006. Mr. Rano was transported to Cape Cod Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The case remains under investigation by the Barnstable Police Department jointly with Detectives of the Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Cape & Islands District Attorney's Office.

  #      #       #