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Bouncer charged in fatal stabbing of former Marine outside of Boston bar

An East Boston man is being charged in the killing of a former U.S. Marine.

Prosecutors allege 38-year-old Alvaro Larrama stabbed 23-year-old Daniel Martinez outside the Sons of Boston bar near Faneuil Hall on Saturday evening, according to a statement from the Suffolk County district attorney's office. Martinez was transported from the scene to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Martinez, who is from Chicago, was visiting Boston with friends. He was recently discharged after four years with the Marines, according to the DA's office.

“The heartbreak for Mr. Martinez’s family, and for all those who knew and served with him, is incalculable,” said District Attorney Kevin Hayden in a statement. “This is also heartbreaking for Boston, because it represents an image of the city that does not truly reflect who we are.”

Prosecutors said video surveillance show the two men speaking while Martinez and his friend waited in line outside of the Sons of Boston bar, according to a statement from the DA's office. Larrama was a bouncer there, and apparently denied Martinez and his friend entry.

Assistant District Attorney Caitlin Grasso said Martinez and his friend walked away, and Larrama followed, leading to an altercation. After Larrama stabbed Martinez in the chest, Grasso said, Larrama returned to the bar, washed his hands and threw out his sweatshirt before exiting through the back.

Larrama turned himself into police on Monday morning.

He was ordered held without bail at Boston Municipal Court. A probable cause hearing is set for April 28. The defense counsel is Attorney Makis Antzoulatos.

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