Middleboro: Man facing second-degree murder due back in court

A young Middleboro man facing second-degree murder charges in the stabbing of another local man, will be back in court on Monday.

26-year-old Nicholas Pilalas, who has been held without bail, will appear in Brockton Superior Court to find out when his trial will be.

Witnesses say he got into an argument with a group of people on Plympton St. in Middleboro late one night in November of last year.

Investigators say one of the men hit Pilalas in the face, and that’s when he apparently pulled a knife and stabbed 20-year-old Dalton Goulart, who was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Pilalas has claimed self-defense, but the victim’s friends say the fight started because Pilalas was harassing a group of women, prompting the men to intervene.

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Garo Hagopian has been a member of the WATD family as a weekend news anchor since 2008, and has been a writer-producer-editor at WBZ in Boston since 1996.