EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – An Easthampton woman was arraigned in Hampshire Superior Court Wednesday afternoon for a deadly stabbing in March.

On Wednesday, 23-year-old Jean Marie Echevarria of Easthampton pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder and will be held without bail. She is accused of stabbing and killing her boyfriend, 23-year-old Brennan David Bleau, inside an apartment they shared.

Easthampton police were called to the apartment around 3:10 a.m. Tuesday, March 14 where they found Bleau with multiple stab wounds. He was taken to Baystate Medical Center but died from his injuries just before 4:00 a.m.

Echevarria has previously pleaded not guilty to murder in Northampton District Court but she was later indicted by a grand jury in the Hampshire County Superior Court.

This was the first homicide in Hampshire County this year and the first in Easthampton since 2012, when Ryan Welch murdered his girlfriend Jessica Ann Pripstein. Welch is now serving a life prison sentence.

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