North Providence murder suspect pleads not guilty

Mark Santilli
Mark Santilli in Providence Superior Court, Wednesday, March, 2022. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A North Providence man charged with manslaughter faced a judge Wednesday.

Mark Santilli, 60, is accused of stabbing Torrez Lumpkins inside a home on Smithfield Road in October.

Lumpkins was taken to Rhode Island Hospital, where he later died.

Police said the stabbing wasn’t a random act of violence, and that the two men knew each other at the time.

Santilli pleaded not guilty in court, and his bail was set at $100,000.

His attorney said he will present a self-defense case, and will be back in court May 23.


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