As reported on Martha's Vineyard Patch, Eghill and Trusty began arguing on the evening of June 15, 2011, in front of a home in Vineyard Haven where a caregiver was watching both Eghill and Trusty’s children.
Each man has a child with Kelly Eghill, Eghill's wife and Trusty's ex-wife.
During the argument, both men armed themselves with blades: Eghill said Trusty first menaced him with a machete, after which Eghill defended himself with a work knife.
Trusty was stabbed in the heart and airlifted to a Boston hospital, where he died June 18.
Eghill was freed on $10,000 bail. A Jamaican native who had been living on the Vineyard for five years at the time of the stabbing, he surrendered his passport and "green card" after his arrest.
As the story unfolded, it was reported by Martha's Vineyard Patch:
- Stabbing in Vineyard Haven; Self-Defense May Be Involved
- Stabbing Victim Remains Critical; "Possibility" He May Be Charged
- Stabbing Victim Has Died
- Stabbing in Vineyard Haven: Sequence of Events
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