MA: Somerville man charged in connection with Everett exotic dancer’s murder

Wicked Local Cambridge
Posted Oct 09, 2009 @ 07:37 PM
Cambridge —

The following is a press release from Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone’s office:

A Somerville man has been arrested in connection with the stabbing death of Sheila Dos Santos, 26, of Everett, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone and Everett Police Chief Steven Mazzie informed the public today.

Antonio Marcos Ferreira, 38, was arrested today in Charlestown and charged with first degree murder. He will be arraigned on Tuesday morning in Malden District Court.

According to authorities, on Friday, October 2, Everett Police responded to a 911 call which had been made at 4:32 AM reporting a woman with multiple stab wounds. Police went to 154 Main Street in response to the call and discovered the victim, later identified as Sheila Dos Santos. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and an autopsy was performed. The ME ruled the victim’s death a homicide caused by multiple stab wounds.

Everett Police and Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office commenced an investigation into the circumstances of the stabbing.

Based on that investigation, it is alleged that the defendant stabbed the victim outside her apartment multiple times earlier in the morning. The defendant and victim dated off and on until nine months ago when the victim told him she no longer wanted to date him. The defendant continued to pursue a dating relationship with the victim, despite her rejection. It is alleged that the defendant expressed extreme displeasure with her rejection of him, ultimately stabbing and killing her when she returned home from work early that morning.

Evidence has placed the defendant in the vicinity of the murder at the time that it is alleged to have occurred. DNA evidence has also further connected the defendant with the murder.

These charges are allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

The prosecutor assigned to the case is Assistant District Attorney Adrienne Lynch. The case is being investigated by Everett Police and the Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.

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