A Connecticut mother of two died after being brutally stabbed as many as 30 times in her home—despite her 11-year-old son’s efforts to call police.
Monica Dominguez died in the hospital Sunday morning from her injuries just days after police said her husband, Emanuel Dominguez-VillaGomez, stabbed her between 20 and 30 times while her two young children were in the home, local station WTIC-TV reports.
The Cheshire Police were reportedly called to the family’s home by the victim’s 11-year-old son Wednesday evening around 8:30 p.m.
Two calls were reportedly placed from the same number to 911; however, the caller never said anything. Police were only able to hear a young boy crying and rushed to the scene of the call, where they heard moaning and found Dominguez lying in a pool of blood.
Although she had suffered severe injuries, including cuts to her throat, she was able to tell paramedics her husband “tried to kill me” and “he say, I cheated on him,” according to court records obtained by WVIT.
VillaGomez, who also suffered several cuts, allegedly told police that an argument between the couple had turned violent.
“We argued. She grabbed knives. She had it and I just went crazy,” he said, according to the arrest warrant affidavit obtained by WTIC-TV.
VillaGomez allegedly told police his injuries had been inflicted by his wife, however, police said the wounds did not appear to be consistent with someone fending off an attack, the New Haven Register reports.
The woman’s 11-year-old son also told police he saw his stepfather choking his mother during the violent attack. Dominguez also leaves behind a 2-year-old daughter.
VillaGomez was arrested and charged with assault in the first-degree, risk of injury, reckless endangerment and unlawful restraint, according to a statement from the Cheshire Police Department. More charges are now likely given Dominguez's death.
Those who knew the Connecticut mother are now trying to come to terms with the horrific loss.
“The family is in a lot of pain,” friend Diana Montes told WVIT. “We need to become her voice. This has to stop. We want full justice for Monica. She didn’t deserve this.”
Dominguez had reportedly filed for divorce from VillaGomez in July, the local paper reports.
He is currently being held on a $1 million bond.
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