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Homeless man held on $20,000 bail after allegedly hitting pedestrian by Public Garden

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A 58-year-old homeless man was held on $20,000 cash bail on Friday, a day after police said he walked away after the pickup truck he stole hit a pedestrian by the Boston Public Garden, leaving her with life-threatening injuries.

Keith Andrade, whose address is listed as homeless, was arraigned Friday in Boston Municipal Court on charges including larceny of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of a personal-injury accident, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

The victim, whose name was not released, was hit after police said Andrade crashed the stolen pickup truck into the gates of the public garden. She is listed in critical condition, Boston police said.

Andrade’s $1,000 bail in a separate case was revoked. He has two active warrants out of Boston District Court for larceny from a person, police said.

Police said they arrested Andrade once they spotted him Thursday night, hours after

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Battered woman held hostage in bathroom clawed through wall to escape

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Domestic abuser Curtis Scott held his victim hostage in her bathroom, forcing the woman to claw her way through its wall to escape (Picture: Hamilton County Justice Center)

A domestic abuse victim held hostage in her own bathroom managed to claw through its wall to escape. The unnamed woman used her bare hands to scratch through the wall in July 2019, after Curtis Scott, 45, locked her inside the room at her apartment in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Scott, who was convicted of kidnapping and felony assault earlier this week, was beating the woman when she managed to break free, and locked herself in the bathroom. He fired a shot through its door, then tried unsuccessfully to break his way in.

But the woman’s ordeal was far from over, with Scott warning her that he would shoot and kill her if she attempted to flee, or call for help. Prosecutor Joe Deters

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