Critically-Injured Man Expected To Be Charged In Fatal Chelsea Stabbing


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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) – Police are continuing to investigate a fatal stabbing of a Chelsea woman that happened over the weekend.

According to District Attorney Rachael Rollins, state police detectives are still investigating a fatal stabbing from a domestic violence incident that also left the suspected killer wounded.

On Saturday, Chelsea Police responded to a call at an apartment on Stockton Street around 4:21 p.m. When they got there, officers found 48-year-old Paula Andrea Ortiz Ramirez with multiple stab and slash wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Police also found Ortiz’s estranged partner in the apartment, 48-year-old Mario Alberto Mira Lopera. He was taken to a local hospital for lifesaving surgery and remains in critical condition. The District Attorney said that if Mira survives, he will be charged with murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

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“The evidence indicates that Ms. Ortiz’s life was taken in a violent domestic attack. This is a tragedy as children are now left without a mother and have a father who will be charged with her murder if he survives,” Rollins said. “My heart goes out to these children and this family that is forced to endure tragedy and profound grief during the holiday season.”

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