By Kristina Rex

AYER (CBS) – A woman has been arrested after a fatal stabbing in Ayer. The 26-year-old woman allegedly stabbed her male relative in an apartment on Groton School Road.

The grandfather of both suspect and victim says they are cousins, and he doesn’t know why this happened. “It’s hard. It’s hard because you know, I watched them grow up and all that so it’s very difficult,” said Michael Villaronga.

The Middlesex District Attorney’s office is not releasing the names of either the victim or the suspect. They say the early investigation shows that there was some kind of altercation between the two that resulted in the woman stabbing her 24-year-old male relative with a large kitchen knife.

The victim was taken to the hospital and died of his injuries.

Some neighbors said they heard screams coming from the apartment Friday afternoon.

The district attorney says the woman called 911 and stayed at the apartment complex until the police came. She is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and more charges are possible.

“That’s two lives gone,” Villaronga said. “She’s going to jail, and he’s dead. And for what?”

The district attorney’s office says the woman will be arraigned on Monday which is when they will release both her name and the name of the victim.

Kristina Rex


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