Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn III reported that a New Bedford man who was convicted of manslaughter more than 20 years ago for beating a man to death, is back in prison for stabbing a woman last year. Robert Tirado, now 41, pleaded guilty to assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily harm. According to Quinn, the incident occurred shortly after Tirado was released from prison. He saw the victim and her partner “drinking alcohol and horsing around” on the sidewalk, where he watched the victim drop his girlfriend. Enraged, Tirado got out of his car and stabbed the man seven times in the back. Despite her injuries, the victim did not cooperate with the investigation. Tirado’s girlfriend fled, abandoning her three children to help him evade arrest. Tirado was arrested in Rhode Island more than a month later. According to Quinn, Tirado needs to be kept off the street. Tirado had previously spent 20 years behind bars for George Carpenter’s manslaughter case—the 2001 incident, where Tirado kicked, stomped, and beat Carpenter with a tire iron. Tirado was sentenced to four to seven years in prison. All images will remain in the post.