Dorchester woman charged with stabbing boyfriend to death

Police arrested a Dorchester woman after she allegedly fatally stabbed her live-in boyfriend early Tuesday.

Police responded to the scene at 5 Nightingale St. at 12:30 a.m. after 25-year-old Valerie Cirilo-Perez called 911 to report a fatal stabbing. When officers arrived, they found 28-year-old Anthony Sinclair “badly injured.” According to the Boston Globe, he suffered stab wounds to the chest.

He was rushed to Boston Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Cirilo-Perez was charged with murder “in light of admissions she allegedly made to Boston police about the incident, homicide detectives’ observations of the crime scene, and other evidence,” according to a statement from the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office.

Police said Cirilo-Perez suffered no visible injuries and declined medical assistance at the scene. According to the Globe, Cirilo-Perez told police that Sinclair attacked her, and she stabbed him in response. A neighbor told the Globe he frequently heard the couple arguing loudly.

Cirilo-Perez was arraigned in district court Tuesday and held without bail. She will return to court on Jan. 8, 2016.

The Suffolk DA’s office reminds the public:

The victims of any crime, including domestic violence, should call 911 in an emergency. SafeLink, a statewide DV hotline, can be reached at 877-785-2020. SafeLink is answered by trained advocates 24 hours a day in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, as well as TTY at 877-521-2601. It also has the capacity to provide multilingual translation in more than 140 languages.

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