An Edgartown man who was stabbed last Tuesday in Vineyard Haven died on Saturday at a Boston hospital. Michael Trusty, 45, died Saturday afternoon, Cape and Islands assistant district attorney Laura Marshard told the Edgartown district court yesterday at a pretrial hearing for Ovando Eghill, the defendant in the case.

Mr. Eghill, whose bail was decreased yesterday with conditions, is currently facing charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, a knife. He now could be facing additional charges in light of the death of the victim.

The stabbing took place outside a private residence on Spring street in the heart of Vineyard Haven last Tuesday evening when Mr. Eghill allegedly became involved in a confrontation with Mr. Trusty that was described by police as a domestic dispute. Mr. Eghill’s wife was previously married to Mr. Trusty. Both men were on Spring street on Tuesday for the purpose of visiting their children, police said.

Mr. Eghill was represented in court on Monday by his attorney, Robert Jubinville, who argued that his client had acted in self-defense. According to the Tisbury police report, Mr. Trusty held a machete over Mr. Eghill’s head and attempted to strike him. Mr. Eghill blocked the machete blow with his left arm, pulled a work knife from the waistband of his pants and pushed Mr. Trusty away, stabbing him in the chest, the police report said. In a statement given to police after he turned himself in, Mr. Eghill said Mr. Trusty had run to the cab of his pickup truck to retrieve the machete. Mr. Jubinville made note of this, saying that the victim had initiated the conflict.

Ms. Marshard argued unsuccessfully for a bail increase for Mr. Eghill, who is being held in the Edgartown house of correction. Bail had been set at $50,000 after the incident last week; Ms. Marshard had asked to have it increased from to $100,000 after learning of the death of the victim. She said new witness statements had been collected since Mr. Eghill’s arraignment in district court last Wednesday.

In asking for the bail to be decreased, Mr. Jubinville said Mr. Eghill, who has worked at Flanders Construction for four years, is the sole financial support for his wife, his five-month-old child, and his wife’s two children from her previous marriage to the victim. Mr. Eghill also has a child who lives in Jamaica, his native country, Mr. Jubinville said. Mr. Eghill’s wife, father in law and employer appeared in court for his arraignment last week and were present in the courtroom again yesterday.

After hearing arguments from both sides, Judge H. Gregory Williams took the case under advisement and called a recess. After the recess, Judge Williams ruled that bail would be decreased to $10,000, with the following conditions: Mr. Eghill cannot leave the commonwealth, he must obey all laws, meet with a probation officer three times a week, surrender his passport and green card (which had already been done last week), stay away from Spring street, wear a GPS tracking device and submit to an evening curfew which would require him to be in his home from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily.

Mr. Eghill has pleaded not guilty and waived his right to a jury. In court yesterday, Mr. Jubinville was eager for the trial to proceed quickly and asked for the next court date to be this Thursday. Ms. Marshard was opposed, citing the fact that an investigation is ongoing, and asked for 30 days. Mr. Jubinville objected. “Justice delayed is justice denied,” he said.

In the end both sides agreed to return July 29 for pretrial motions.

Tisbury and state police are still investigating the incident.