Somerville Man Connected with Murder of Everett Woman

March 21, 2012
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A Somerville man has been indicted in connection with the stabbing death of Sheila Dos Santos, 26, of Everett, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone said this week.

Antonio Marcos Ferreira, 38, was indicted late Thursday by a Middlesex Superior Court Grand Jury for first-degree murder.

His arraignment date has not yet been set.

According to authorities, on Friday, October 2, Everett Police responded to a 911 call that had been made at 4:32 a.m. reporting a woman with multiple stab wounds. Police went to 154 Main St. in response to the call and discovered the victim, later identified as Sheila Dos Santos. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and an autopsy was performed. The ME ruled the victim’s death a homicide caused by multiple stab wounds.

Everett Police and Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office commenced an investigation into the circumstances of the stabbing.

Based on that investigation, it is alleged that the defendant stabbed the victim outside her apartment multiple times earlier in the morning. The defendant and victim had a dating relationship that the victim had stopped several months before the homicide occurred.

The defendant continued to pursue a dating relationship with the victim, which she had rebuffed. It is alleged that the defendant told the victim that if she were not going to date him, then she would not be able to date anyone. He is also alleged to have threatened to kill himself or her if she did not have a relationship with him.

Evidence has placed the defendant in the vicinity of the murder at the time that it is alleged to have occurred. DNA evidence has also further connected the defendant with the murder.

Antonio Marcos Ferreira, 38, was arrested on Oct. 9 in Charlestown and charged with first-degree murder. He was arraigned on Oct. 13 in Malden District Court and ordered held without bail.

The prosecutor assigned to the case is Assistant District Attorney Adrienne Lynch. The Victim Witness Advocate is Dottie Berrios. The case is being investigated by Everett Police and the Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.