City man charged with second-degree murder in Drynk stabbing

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Manchester Police detectives investigate the crime scene outside of the Verizon Wireless Arena.
Manchester Police detectives investigate the crime scene outside of the Verizon Wireless Arena.

MANCHESTER, NH – New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph A. Foster and Manchester Police Chief David Mara announce that an arrest has been made in connection with an ongoing homicide investigation at Drynk night club in Manchester.

Joel Martin, 26, of Manchester, has been charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of Darrell Robinson, 29, while the two were at Drynk. The stabbing happened around closing time, 1 a.m. on May 9.

Scene of a fight and at multiple stabbings Friday night, now part of an AG investigation.
Scene of a fight and at multiple stabbings Friday night, now part of a murder investigation.

Manchester Police officers responded to Club Drynk at 20 Old Granite St. in Manchester for a report of trouble. The officers entered the club and discovered a man bleeding from an apparent stab wound to his torso.

The victim, identified by police as Robinson, was taken to Elliot Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Witnesses indicated to police that Robinson had been assaulted by another patron inside the club during an altercation.

Later in the morning an arrest warrant was issued for Martin, charging him with second-degree murder.

This warrant alleges that Martin recklessly caused Robinson’s death by stabbing him with a knife. After the warrant was issued, officers of the Boston Police Department located and arrested Martin as he was being discharged from a hospital in Boston, Mass.

Martin’s arraignment as a fugitive from justice is expected to take place at Boston Municipal Court on Monday, May 11, 2015, in Boston, Mass.

The Manchester Police Department continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the stabbing of Darrell Robinson. Detectives are also seeking any available videos or photos from inside the club at the time of the assault.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Manchester Police Department at 603-668-8711, or call the Manchester PoliceCrimeline at 603-624-4040.


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