STOUGHTON (CBS) — Ilton Rodriguez, who is accused of stabbing his wife to death before attempting to take his own life, was arraigned from his hospital bed Monday. He was charged with murder and is being held without bail.

Ilton Rodriguez was arraigned from his hospital bed at Boston Medical Center Monday (WBZ-TV)

Police responded to a home on Bennett Drive in Stoughton late Friday night. Officers broke down the door to find Telma Bras, 40, dead in the living room. Rodriguez, with a knife still protruding from his body, was injured and rushed to Boston Medical Center, prosecutors said.

Telma Bras (Photo credit)

According to prosecutors, Rodriguez left his brother a voicemail stating that he had killed his wife and was going to kill himself. He also later admitted to detectives that he stabbed his wife and himself.

A probable cause hearing was scheduled for June 11.

One man told WBZ-TV he lived in the same apartment complex as the couple but didn’t know them personally. “Around 12 o’clock [Friday] the cops came and they smashed the back door to enter inside the building. Then we knew that something happened,” Subash Pokharel recalled. “The next day, there were around 25 cops were surrounding the building.”

He added, “We’d never expect this kind of incident in this apartment, in this community.”

Neighbors said the couple had been living there for about four years and were quiet.


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