SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A woman has died after being found stabbed in Springfield early Sunday morning.
According to Springfield Police Department’s Spokesperson Ryan Walsh, at around 1:50 a.m. officers were called to the area of the 200 block of Chestnut Street for a report of a stabbing victim. An adult woman was found in a parking lot on the 100 block of Liberty Street.
Police provided aid and she was taken to Baystate Medical Center where she died from her injuries.
Detectives in the Homicide Unit identified 23-year-old Leshmarie Marin-Viera as a suspect and she turned herself in at Springfield Police Headquarters at around 5:30 p.m. on Monday. Marin-Viera is charged with murder and has pleaded not guilty during her arraignment Tuesday morning. She will be held without the right to bail without prejudice. The next court hearing has been scheduled for February 28.
The investigation is being conducted by the Springfield Police Homicide Unit and the Hampden District Attorney’s Office.