TAUNTON (CBS) – An 86-year-old Taunton man has officially been charged with murder following a shooting Sunday. Investigators say Edmund Silveira killed his wife outside their home.
Dianne Silveira, 71, was found wounded in the driveway of her house on Bay Street. She was rushed to Morton Hospital but did not survive.READ MORE: Police Searching For Driver Who Fled Into Woods After Hitting Camper Van On I-495 In Andover
When police arrived, they learned Edmund Silveira had gone back into the couple’s home. A SWAT team responded and found him with apparent self-inflicted knife wounds to his wrist and neck.
The 86-year-old was taken to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment. He was initially charged with assault and battery by means of a firearm.READ MORE: Boch Center Becomes 1st Performing Arts Center In Boston To Offer On-Site Rapid COVID Tests
The charges were upgraded to murder Tuesday.
Edmund Silveira was medically cleared and released from the hospital. He was then arraigned as a fugitive from justice in Providence.
The judge ordered him held without bail, but did not allow the Taunton man to waive extradition at this time due to concerns by his attorney over competency.MORE NEWS: Northeast Metro Tech Football Player Seriously Injured During Saturday Game
According to the Bristol District Attorney’s office, Edmund Silveira will be held in Rhode Island until at least his next court date, which is scheduled for September 9.