Worcester woman arrested for fatally stabbing boyfriend

Worcester woman arrested for fatally stabbing boyfriend

WORCESTER, Mass. — A woman has been arrested for stabbing her boyfriend to death in Worcester, according to the police department.

Officers say they were called to 39 Dixfield Street just before 9 a.m. Friday. The person who called 911, the victim's mother, said a person had been stabbed.

Police arrested 32-year-old Jennifer Algarin at the scene and charged her with assault and battery with a knife, but not with murder. Charges could be upgraded pending the results from the autopsy, if the medical examiner rules the death as a homicide.

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Police say the 42-year-old man was rushed to the hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Algarin told police she stabbed her boyfriend in the midsection and then tried to help him.

Police said that, when the victim's mother called 911, they could hear people shouting in the back and one person mentioned Algarin may have been sleepwalking. Officials have not confirmed whether those claims were true, but continue to investigate them as well as other information provided by neighbors.

"They have Narcan'd him on the scene and brought him back to life," said Dave, a neighbor. "The couple, both of them had issues with drug and alcohol in the past."

The mother of the victim confirmed both the Algarin and her son are a couple and have been in a relationship for about three years. She said, however, nothing had happened in the morning that could have led to the stabbing.

Neighbors told Boston 25 News police are often in the neighborhood due to the couple's constant mental health issues and problems with drugs.

The DA expects Algarin to be arraigned sometime on Monday for assault and battery with a knife.