Two murder suspects held without bail in Federal Hill stabbing
By: Amanda Pitts
PROVIDENCE, R.I (WLNE) – Two men faced a judge Monday on murder charges in the brutal killing of a North Providence man outside of Federal Hill’s Club Seven.
Daniel Garcia, 29, and Dayquon Stevens, 27, were ordered held without bail on charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the death of 28-year-old Stephen Cabral Andrade.
Providence Police say a group of eight people were exiting Club Seven on Spruce Street around 2:00 a.m on Sunday, June 30th, when they attacked Andrade in the parking lot of Walgreen’s on Atwells Avenue.
Andrade was brutally beaten and stabbed several times. He later died at Rhode Island Hospital. Andrade leaves behind a fiance and three young children.
Major David Lapatin told ABC6 there are six other suspects, but they haven’t yet been identified. He said police know exactly who they are.
In Providence District Court on Monday, the two suspects faced Andrade’s family who took up two rows in the courtroom. The family, who spoke to ABC6 last week, looked on while crying and holding one another.
The judge addressed the emotions running high by saying, “Everyone who comes in here, for whatever the charge, has family, and there’s always family on the other side. I think both sides, both family, needs some peace right now.”
Club Seven remains temporarily closed until Wednesday’s Providence Board of Licenses hearing where club owners will learn their fate. Andrade’s family wants the establishment shut down, as does the Providence Police Department.
The Board of Licenses temporarily closed Club Seven in May after a shooting injured 2 people.
Both Garcia and Stevens will be back in court in October.