Marlborough woman charged in stabbing death

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Marlborough woman charged in stabbing death
Marlborough police has charged Darlene Carreras, 37, of Marlborough, in connection with a stabbing death on Wednesday, Aug. 2. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

MARLBOROUGH – A Marlborough woman has been charged in the stabbing death of a man inside her Saint Ives way apartment on Wednesday, Aug. 2.

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Marlborough Chief of Police David Giorgi have confirmed that Darlene Carreras, 37, of Marlborough has been charged with manslaughter.

According to information released by the Middlesex DA’s office, at approximately 10:32 p.m. on Aug. 2, the Marlborough Police Department responded to a 911 call from a resident of a Saint Ives Way apartment. The resident told police that there was an altercation inside of a neighboring home and a woman was calling for help.

When they arrived, police found a victim, who was suffering from apparent stab wounds. He was transported to UMass Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The victim has been identified as Eric Murray, 45.

Officers found Carreras inside the home with cuts on her hands. She was transported to the hospital and released. According to police, Murray’s minor son was also located in the home unharmed.

According to the DA’s office, the preliminary investigation suggested that Carreras and Murray had been in a romantic relationship and seeing each other regularly. Murray went to Carreras’ home, and the two of them got into an altercation.

The release alleged that Carreras stabbed Murray in the chest, killing him. After stabbing Murray, Carreras allegedly applied pressure to the wound, but did not call 911; instead, she called a friend to come over for help.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined the manner of death was homicide caused by stab wounds.

Carreras was arrested in Worcester on Saturday, Aug. 5, and arraigned on Monday, Aug. 7, in Marlborough District Court. She was ordered held pending a dangerousness hearing scheduled for Aug. 23.

This is an open and ongoing investigation.

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