Elderly father takes stand against Taber, deemed dangerous

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NEW BEDFORD, M.A. (WLNE) — David Taber was back in court on Thursday; his 88-year-old father took the stand against him.

Taber was charged last week for seriously assaulting his father, and when police came looking for him, he took off, ultimately colliding head-on with an unmarked police cruiser.

Taber was once charged in the shooting death of a school nurse in Acushnet back in the 90’s.

The judge ordered Taber held without bail until the start of his trial.

"Pleased with the judges finding that he was dangerous and holding him without bail is appropriate under all the circumstances – the past case and what he did in this case," said Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn.

Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn handled Thursday’s dangerousness hearing and will likely be the prosecutor during Taber’s trial as well.

No further information is available at this time.

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