- Associated Press - Monday, May 11, 2015

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Authorities say an East Providence woman had just delivered a Mother’s Day gift when she was stabbed to death by an ex-boyfriend.

Police say 42-year-old Christine Santurri was returning to her apartment after visiting her mother Sunday when Yuland Stanfield attacked her in front of her 21-year-old daughter.

Chief Christopher Parella says Stanfield stabbed Santurri multiple times before fleeing with the knife.

Stanfield led police on a half-mile chase through the woods before he was apprehended after being stuck in thick mud.

Parella says the 42-year old mother of three and grandmother of one was in the process of filing a restraining order against Stanfield.

Stanfield is in custody and it’s unclear if he has a lawyer.

Santurri’s death was the city’s first homicide of the year.


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