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Two women stabbed to death on Taft Street in Dorchester; two children spared

Boston Police report two women were stabbed at 26 Taft St. in Dorchester shortly before 12:25 p.m.

One woman was declared dead at the scene; the second was taken to the hospital, where she died.

Two children were removed from the scene and taken to a local hospital for observation.

A dog was injured in the attack.

Marcus Chavis, 34, of Dorchester, was arrested and charged with two counts of murder and one count of animal cruelty, police say.

Taft Street is where former Mayor Marty Walsh grew up.


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Two reports of a dog being injured at that address right before and after the murders:

One mentions a police officer named "Jenner" but isn't any more specific than that.

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Just update the post. The guy charged with the murders was also charged with injuring the dog.

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There's a lot more to this story than is being reported here on Universal Hub. One of the victim's was Jahaira Dealto, a local trangender activist and performer.



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Thank you for adding the details. Adam posted an update here: https://www.universalhub.com/2021/transgender-community-remembers-jahair...

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One of the victims was the killer's wife. The other had been offering the family housing. The 7 & 8 y.o. children led the police to their mother.

A horrible tragedy all around. My heart especially goes out to these young children who saw their mother killed by their father. They have a long road ahead of them. I hope they have other family who can give them a loving, safe home.

Boston Globe article at https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/05/03/metro/man-accused-murdering-two-w...

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Sad all around smh. Those kids man, seeing what they saw is something that even with all the help in the work they’ll never forget. I saw violent things as a young child that I still see when I go to sleep. Took me 10+ years to realize it wasn’t normal

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