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Fitchburg Woman Charged with Murder Wednesday in Stabbing Death Last Week and Ordered Held

November 14, 2018

FITCHBURG -- The girlfriend of the 34-year-old mother of three who was found lying on the street suffering from fatal stab wounds on the night of Nov. 6 was charged with murder on Wednesday, according to the Worcester County District Attorney’s office.

Wanda Liz Gonzalez, of 35 Wanoosnoc Road, was arraigned on the murder charge in District Court Wednesday morning, according to a statement released by Paul Jarvey, a spokesman for Joseph D. Early Jr. She is being held without bail.

The murder charge was added after the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled the death of Jennifer Narvaez-Colon, 34, of 35 Wanoosnoc Road, a homicide, Jarvey said.

Fitchburg police received two 911 calls from neighbors reporting a person hit my a car at 10:17 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6. Narvaez-Colon was found lying in the street outside the Wanoosnoc Road home she shared with Gonzalez and her children.

Narvaez-Colon’s children -- ages 13, 11 and 8 -- were surrounding their mother attempting to render first aid when first responders arrived. She was pronounced dead at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester after midnight.

Police searched the apartment and found a large amount of blood in the kitchen, living room, stairway and bedroom.

Gonzalez, 33, was found in a bedroom inside the couple’s apartment bleeding from wounds on her head and neck. A witness told police he saw the Gonzalez on top of Narvaez-Colon stabbing her outside the rear door of their apartment, according to court documents.

Lacerations could be seen on both sides of Gonzalez’s neck during her hospital bed arraignment.

Gonzalez was arraigned last Wednesday at UMass Medical Center on initial charges of domestic assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Gonzalez had been scheduled to appear in District Court for a dangerousness hearing Wednesday at 2 p.m. Jarvey said her defense attorney, John Swomley, chose to bring the case forward this morning.

A pretrial conference was scheduled for Nov. 28,

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