SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - What Springfield Police describe as a domestic dispute turned deadly overnight.
It was shortly after midnight when 45 year old Joel Echols was stabbed to death in his home at 26 Vinton Street.
Springfield Police captain Peter Dillon told 22News, 41 year old Beverly Caldwell has been charged with the murder.
Captain Dillon noted that Caldwell lived with Echols.
She allegedly stabbed him in the chest and Echols later died at the hospital.
Neighbors on Vinton Street told 22News they were shocked to hear this happened on their street.
We spoke with Sujei Rivera, a longtime neighbor, who told 22News that the house is normally quiet." It's a quiet neighborhood," she said. "We really don't see this kind of stuff out here, so I'm surprised."
Detectives don't know for certain yet what caused the violence that ended with the death of Joel Echols.
This is the 4th homicide of the year in Springfield.