Fitchburg Woman Charged with Stabbing Murder of Girlfriend Ordered Held Without Bail

November 28, 2018

FITCHBURG -- The girlfriend charged with the murder of a mother of three at the beginning of the month will remain held without bail, a judge determined at a Wednesday bail hearing.

“I see no reason at this point to entertain bail because she has no place to live,” attorney John Swomley said of his client, 33-year-old Wanda Liz Gonzalez.

She will remain at the Western Massachusetts Regional Women’s Correctional Center in Chicopee.

Gonzalez allegedly stabbed Jennifer Narvaez-Colon, whom she shared an apartment with at 35 Wanoosnoc Road, on Nov. 6.

Narvaez-Colon was found in the street suffering from stab wounds with her three children ages 8, 11, and 13 trying to help, according to the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office.

When police searched the apartment, they found blood in the kitchen, living room, stairway, and bedroom.

Gonzalez was found in a bedroom bleeding from head and neck wounds.

A witness told police he saw her on top of Narvaez-Colon stabbing her outside the rear door of their apartment, according to court documents.

She was initially charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and domestic battery from a hospital bed at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.

Those charges were later dropped after an autopsy report determined Narvaez-Colon’s death was a homicide.

On Wednesday, Gonzalez waived her right to appear in the court room. Swomley told the judge that there might be “drama” by bringing her out.

Assistant District Attorney Courtney Sans said the commonwealth will likely not have an indictment for Gonzalez until after the New Year.

Her next court date is scheduled for Dec. 19 in District Court.

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