For Immediate Release - July 17, 2017

Lynn Man Held Without Bail in Fatal Stabbing

Judge Richard Mori ordered George McBrier, 50, of 145 Lewis Street, Apt. 306, held without bail following his arraignment on a murder charge in Lynn District Court today.  A plea of not guilty was entered on his behalf.

Essex Assistant District Attorney Katelyn Giliberti told the court that on Sunday morning, the victim, Keenan Barr, 27, of 20 South Street in Lynn, showed up at Mr. McBrier’ s apartment.  An argument about money allegedly started which eventually became physical.  The defendant allegedly pulled a knife and stabbed the victim multiple times.

The victim was transported to Salem Hospital where he was pronounced dead.  The defendant was transported to Lynn Union Hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Attorney John Morris represents the defendant, who is presumed innocent until proven guilty.  A probable cause hearing is scheduled for August 17th.