Telegram: A woman who failed to appear in court to testify against her boyfriend Wednesday allegedly stabbed him to death in their apartment Wednesday night and was charged with murder Thursday.
Stephanie Cruz, 28, of 156 Water St., Apt. 3, Leominster, allegedly called 911 just after 10:30 a.m. Thursday and told police she had killed her boyfriend, Cedric Taylor, the night before, investigators said.
Police went to the apartment and found the victim dead on the floor with “massive trauma to the torso area,” which was consistent with what Ms. Cruz told police, Senior First Assistant District Attorney Jeffrey Travers said in Leominster District Court.
Investigators found a knife, a potential murder weapon, in the kitchen sink, said Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr…
Mr. Taylor, 37, had been arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery on Ms. Cruz in March. He had been held in lieu of bail at the Worcester County Jail and House of Correction since then while awaiting trial.
The district attorney’s office had twice tried to bring the case to trial, but both times, most recently on Wednesday, their key witness, Ms. Cruz, failed to show up to testify. When she didn’t show up in court Wednesday, her boyfriend was released.
Ms. Cruz, who appeared in court wearing a blue scrubs top, spoke calmly as she asked for a court-appointed attorney and listened as Judge Mark Noonan ordered her held without bail.
Neighbors told police on Thursday that they had heard fighting in the fourth-floor apartment where Ms. Cruz lived with the victim and they did not call police Wednesday night because the fighting was not unusual.
Mr. Early declined to say whether the couple’s 2-year-old child was in the apartment when the alleged stabbing occurred. That child is now in the custody of the state Department of Children and Families.
Ms. Cruz’s two other children, who were fathered by another man, are being cared for by their father, Mr. Early said.
Ms. Cruz was in the apartment when police arrived after her 911 call. She allowed them inside, where they found a large amount of blood, Mr. Early said, though he declined to discuss why she waited all night to alert authorities.
Fucking Leominster. Sometimes you forget how dumpy Leominster can be because it’s next to Fitchburg. Everything looks better when it’s next to Fitchburg.
Seriously though, how’d you like to be this guy? He gets sent to the slammer for beating the bag out of one of his baby momma’s, and the day that he’s released – BOOM – baby momma gets her revenge.
I’ve never been to jail, but it doesn’t look fun. So I would imagine that being released is one of the greatest feelings imaginable. This is like that time your parents told you you were adopted on your birthday.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again ladies – stop getting knocked up by dooshnozzles and you won’t have to stab a dude to death in your kitchen. Because there is nothing about this face that says, “child support.”
And as usual you can always find the REAL story in the comments section of the Fitchburg Sentinel’s Facebook page:
Yea, you might wanna talk to a lawyer or call the police or something. Or just post about it on the Sentinel’s Facebook page. Whatever you think is best.
Anyway, dudes who beat women are the worst of the worst. It’s like, come on dude, this isn’t Raging Bull. You can’t do that shit like the old days, and for good reason. If you haven’t figured that out by now then I certainly don’t give a fuck if you end up getting stabbed in your kitchen.
On that note, there’s a debate going on about whether or not this was “self-defense.” The argument is of course that this woman feared for her life. That’s why she didn’t show up at the hearing on Wednesday – beacause she was so intimidated by this dooshmeister. Her only option was to stab him to death.
Newsflash – she didn’t show up to court on Wednesday because she set this mother fucker up. If she was REALLY fearful for her safety, she would’ve made sure this numbnuts was behind bars.
But she didn’t do that because she had a plan the whole time. Don’t show up for court. Then he gets off, comes home for his afternoon bang and beating, and she stabs him to death. You can call that self-defense if you want, but in America that’s what we call, “premeditated murder.”
The bottom line is that this woman made some really shitty life decisions, and this idiot fucked with the wrong woman.