BURLINGTON (CBS) – The man wanted for killing a mother in Burlington surrendered to police Friday afternoon.

39-year-old Christopher Piantedosi of Methuen turned himself in to the State Police at their barracks in Weston.  He was then brought to the Burlington Police Department.

Authorities say he stabbed his live-in girlfriend, 38-year-old Kristen Pulisciano, to death in the home they shared Thursday evening.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports

kristen pulisciano Man Wanted In Burlington Murder Surrenders To Police

Kristen Pulisciano (Facebook photo)

“We allege that the defendant brutally and fatally stabbed the victim, a loving mother of two, inside her home. We intend to hold him fully accountable for this unspeakable act of violence, District Attorney Leone said. “This is another horrific domestic violence homicide. We are continuing to work to reduce the very real and difficult barriers against disclosure that exist in cases of domestic violence so that we are able to provide support for victims of abuse before it is too late. Our thoughts remain with the victim’s children, family, and friends.”

Police issued an arrest warrant late Thursday for Piantedosi after finding 38-year-old Kristen Pulisciano stabbed to death in her home on Forbes Avenue.

Pulisciano lived in the home with Piantedosi and her two children – a 20-year-old son and a 15-year-old daughter.

Neighbors told WBZ-TV the daughter was home when her mother was attacked, but ran up the street for help.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030 has learned Piantedosi’s cell phone and clothes were found in a dumpster in Leominster.

Piantedosi was in the news last year when he was caught on video in a New Hampshire grocery store stealing a woman’s purse from her shopping cart.

A little more than a week later he showed up at the victim’s house and returned her cash and a GPS, along with a letter of apology.

He signed that letter “stupid” and said “I have some problems that I need to fix before I lose everything.”

Piantedosi was dubbed the “Remorseful Robber” by a local newspaper.


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