A woman has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of her boyfriend at their home Friday, in Brockton, Massachusetts, according to the Plymouth County District Attorney's office.
Police arrested Kristen Smith, 54, and charged her with one count of murder in the death of 53-year-old Scott Benoit.
Officers had responded to 65 Magure Rd. on Friday just after 1 p.m. for a report of a stabbing where they found Benoit dead.
Smith was initially taken into custody for questioning.
Following an investigation, Brockton Police and State Police Detectives assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office recovered a knife, along with other evidence at the scene and arrested Smith in connection with the murder Friday night.
"This is really devastating for not only his family, but anyone who had the pleasure of knowing him," said Benoit's son, Justin Benoit. "He was an incredible and giving person and deserves to be remembered in a positive light. We are all still in shock over the whole situation."
Neighbors said just about a month ago, Smith had been trying to get into people's homes.
"Asking me if I could bring her to the liquor store," said Tianna Tessier. "Slurring her words. I told her, 'You need to get out of my house, I'm going to put my hands on you if you don't get out of my house.'"
Joseph Lussier said Smith tried to get into his aunt's house that same day.
"She told her, 'No, we're not taking you to the store,'" said Lussier. "Then she tried to ask more people for rides, and that's when the cops were called."
Smith is currently being held and is scheduled to be arraigned on the murder charge Monday in Brockton District Court.
A motive for the stabbing is unclear.