Cheshire Man Now Charged With Murder

September 17, 2019 - 12:54 pm

Photo from Cheshire Police Department Facebook page


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTIC and AP) - A Cheshire man authorities say stabbed his wife during a domestic dispute last week is now facing a murder charge in light of her death over the weekend.  

Emanuel Dominguez-Villagomez was held on $1 million bond at his arraignment on the murder charge Tuesday. He had previously been charged with first-degree assault, risk of injury to a minor, reckless endangerment, and unlawful restraint.  

Police say the 31-year-old Dominguez-Villagomez stabbed Monica Dominguez 20 to 30 times with a knife during an argument in their Mountain Road home on Sept. 11.  

Monica Dominguez died at the hospital on Sunday.  

Police say the couple's 11-year-old son called 911. The boy and his 2-year-old sister are now in state custody.  

A voicemail message was left with Dominguez-Villagomez's public defender.

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