A Weymouth man fatally stabbed his wife, then crashed his vehicle, severely injuring another driver, authorities have recently revealed.
On Wednesday, January 27, 34-year old Julie A. Meede was allegedly attacked by her estranged husband, sustaining several stab wounds.
Law enforcement was notified about the assault at around 7:25 p.m., when one of the woman’s kids contacted 911, alerting dispatchers that Meede had been stabbed, and had stopped breathing.
Police officers quickly arrived at the family’s residence, located in the Norton Glen Apartment community, at 2 Holmes Street, near Massachusetts Route 123.
They found the critically injured, unresponsive woman, alongside her 2 small children, and administered CPR to her, before putting her in an ambulance and rushing her to Sturdy Memorial Hospital.
Upon admitting Meede to the Attleboro medical facility, doctors confirmed that the woman had already succumbed to her injuries, and had no choice but to declare her dead on arrival.
Meanwhile, the victim’s husband, identified as Martin McDonald, was apprehended by police officers with little difficulty, since the 35-year old Weymouth man was responsible for a traffic collision, just a minute after the stabbing was brought to the attention of 911 dispatchers.
Martin MacDonald had crashed his Dodge Ram vehicle into another car, while traveling south on Interstate 495.
The other automobile, a Nissan driven by a 30-year old woman from Smithfield, Rhode Island, had been heading north, and the two cars violently collided south of Route 123, when MacDonald steered his vehicle past the grass median strip separating the two opposing lanes.
During the accident, which took place in the immediate vicinity of the low-income housing community where Meede had been attacked, one of the cars apparently flipped over, eventually coming to rest on its roof.
As police representatives have said, the female driver was severely wounded, and had to be admitted to the Rhode Island Hospital, located in Providence.
Purportedly, when being questioned by police officers, MacDonald admitted that he had been the one to stab Meede, and demanded to be taken into custody for his crime.
The arraignment where he will be formally informed about the murder charge against him has been set for today, at the Attleboro District Court.
Representatives of Norton Police Department have joined forces with Massachusetts State Police and Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, launching an inquest into Meede’s murder and the traffic collision that followed it.
At the moment, the focus is also on the victim’s two children, who are most likely traumatized after witnessing their mother’s horrific murder.
Apparently, another kid was also present in the apartment when the stabbing occurred, and was eventually retrieved by his mother, who was naturally deeply distraught as well.
One of the family’s neighbors, identified as Chad Reynolds, is also shocked that such a crime was committed in his apartment building, especially since the Weymouth man had appeared like a nice, amiable fellow to him.
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