For Immediate Release - June 20, 2011

Tisbury Stabbing

Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe and Tisbury Police Chief Daniel Hanavan announced today that Michael M. Trusty, DOB: 11/23/1965 of 45 School House Road, Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard succumbed to injuries sustained in a stabbing incident on June14, 2011, at 97 Spring Street and Look Street in Tisbury. Michael Trusty was transported to a Boston hospital where he died on Saturday, June 18, 2011. Ovando S. Eghill, DOB: 11/19/1980 of 2 Assinnashmayak Street, Chilmark has been charged with Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon. Mr. Eghill was arraigned in the Edgartown District Court on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, and remains held on $10,000 cash bail. Mr. Eghill is scheduled to return to court on July 29, 2011, for a pre-trial conference.

The matter remains under active investigation by Tisbury Police and the State Police investigators assigned to the District Attorney's Office.