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Husband held on murder charge after woman fatally stabbed

August 12, 2019

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston man accused of fatally stabbing his wife has been ordered held without bail by a judge.

Not guilty pleas were entered Monday on behalf of 43-year-old Valdir Chaves, who is charged with the murder of 38-year-old Dora Chaves during an argument Sunday in the couple’s Roxbury apartment. Prosecutors said the victim, a mother of two, sustained multiple stab wounds and later died at a hospital.

Prosecutors said Dora Chaves had called police before the stabbing and said she wanted her husband out of the apartment.

WCVB-TV reported that Valdir Chaves’ attorney, Earl Howard, is waiting to hear a tape of an interview his client had with police.

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