Man accused of stabbing 8-year-old to stay in jail until trial

MINEOLA - A Merrick man accused of stabbing an 8-year-old boy at a Westbury arcade in October will remain behind bars until his trial.

Police say 23-year-old Evan Sachs faces attempted murder charges after he stabbed the boy with a hunting knife five times inside a Dave and Buster's restaurant. The young boy was rushed to the hospital and survived.

According to Sachs' attorney Michael Sochnick, his client's depression medication may have triggered the attack. Sochnick had requested a lower bail to get Sachs into a psychiatric hospital, but Judge Gerald Carter instead issued $2.5 million bond.

Sachs' family says it is concerned for his safety in prison and is planning to appeal the bond decision. His mother also apologized for the alleged attack, saying her son admits it was a "horrible thing" and that "he would never do anything like that again."

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