Details emerge: Male movie theater slasher whose pronoun is ‘she,’ is suspect in a murder, dad is a psychologist

Emerging details about the stabbing spree suspect suggest the man alleged to have attacked four girls at a movie theater may have killed someone in another state and may be transgender.

(Video: WBZ-TV)

Saturday in Massachusetts, 26-year-old Jared Ravizza was arrested and charged with stabbing two employees at a Plymouth McDonald’s after allegedly attacking the girls at a theater in Braintree before ultimately crashing his car in Sandwich. As Connecticut authorities revealed the suspect was also believed to be responsible for a murder in Deep River, the New York Post reported the man may have been somewhere on the rainbow spectrum.

“Honoring my beloved grandmother Priscilla Jones,” and “honoring the creative brilliance and magical beauty of my entire Jones family lineage,” were the details provided as the reason Jared Christian Ravizza Jones sought to change his name to Jared Love Jones in court documents viewed by the newspaper.

In addition to social media posts adorned with “lipgloss, face glitter and painted nails,” and use of the pronoun “she,” according to the Post, the Boston Globe reported that Ravizza had previously been arrested in April on Martha’s Vineyard where he was charged with assault and battery on a family or household member in addition to vandalism. The victim was his father, Jason Ravizza, listed as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 35 years of experience by Psychology Today.


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“I hope he gets what he deserves,” expressed Lisa Dembrowski, the mother of three of the girls said to have suffered non-life-threatening injuries at the theater, to a reporter. “I mean, I understand mental health, I’m a counselor…I think it’s a pretty sick individual to harm children.”

The Martha’s Vineyard Times, which had previously run a story on Ravizza in 2021, spoke with residents of the island who said he “was quick to anger and often seemed unhinged. Two people were said to have contacted police about his behavior and their concerns that he was capable of violence. West Tisbury Police Chief Matt Mincone said there was an ‘active case’ on Ravizza when asked about an alleged restraining order, but referred The Times to the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office.”

With regard to the Saturday stabbings, both the Braintree Police Department and Plymouth County District Attorney released statements detailing the incidents with the former stating concerning the theater attack, “Without saying anything and without any warning, he suddenly attacked and stabbed the four young females.”

“The attack appeared to be unprovoked. After the attack, the man ran out of the theater and left in a vehicle,” the police said before reporting the vehicle, a 2018 Porsche Macan, matched the description of the one at the McDonald’s.

According to the Plymouth DA, Ravizza was set to “face multiple charges in Plymouth District Court on Tuesday, including Assault with Intent to Murder, and two counts of Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon,” after allegedly reaching into the drive-thru window to stab one employee before then entering the restaurant to stab another.

“I’m shocked,” said Braintree resident Krisha Ellis to WBZ-TV. “There’s somebody that had to know something was wrong with him prior to all of this and nobody did anything.”

That sentiment was shared on social media as users learned of the suspect’s alleged gender issues.

Kevin Haggerty


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