Man fatally stabbed outside pizzeria

November 9, 2010
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A police manhunt has led to the arrest of Jamar Leaston, 20, of Everett, who allegedly stabbed to death Nicholas Mackay of Everett outside Nana’s Pizzeria at 410 Main Street Sunday night.

Leaston was arrested Tuesday morning.

According to police and witnesses, Leaston and Mackay got into a fight outside the pizzeria shortly after 10:00 p.m.

The men first apparently came to blows, punching one another before Leaston stabbed Mackay, according to the office of Middlesex District Attorney Gerard Leone.

Leaston fled the scene leaving MacKay bleeding profusely on the sidewalk in front of the pizzeria.

Mackay was rushed to the Whidden Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The District Attorney’s office has charged Leaston with murder and assault and battery.

Monday, about 40 men and women from the immediate community joined together for a special memorial held outdoors on the spot where MacKay was stabbed.

It was intended as a protest against violence.

Mourners who knew MacKay also posted pictures of the dead man as well as leaving floral displays on a pole in front of Nana’s.

Police are urging anyone with information about the incident to call the Everett Police at 617-389-2120 or to call the State Police at 781-897-6600.