In Meriden, Connecticut, a 20-year-old man has turned himself in after being a suspect in the stabbing of his girlfriend. This is not the first time that Mateus Nascimento-Dacosta has been in trouble with the law. We have the latest on his current charges, and a look at his past ones.
Girlfriend Stabbed to Death
On Wednesday (May 2) at approximately 11:00 p.m., police responded to a call about a stabbing at 63 S. 3rd Street.
When officials arrived, a male was waiting outside of the address. He told them that there was a woman inside, and he thought she had been stabbed by her boyfriend.
Upon entering the residence, police discovered the body of a 21-year-old woman who appeared to have been stabbed once in the chest.
Medical personnel arrived on the scene, and transported her to a nearby hospital. She was later pronounced dead.
Suspect Went to Police
Meriden police began investigating the boyfriend who allegedly stabbed the unidentified woman. It was determined that he is Mateus Nascimento-Dacosta of Danbury.
Police were going to begin searching for Nascimento-Dacosta when he found them instead.
Nascimento-Dacosta turned himself in to the nearby Waterbury Police Department. Meriden police were alerted, and took the suspect into custody.
Current and Previous Charges
While the investigation is still ongoing, Nascimento-Dacosta has been charged with violating three separate protective orders that the victim had against him. He is currently being held on a $1.0-million bond.
This is not the first time that he has been in trouble with the law.
Beyond the protective orders against him, Nascimento-Dacosta, along with 18-year-old Jazmine McCabe of Brookfield, Connecticut, was arrested in October 2017. The charges included possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana with intent to sell.
Police pulled then 19-year-old Nascimento-Dacosta and McCabe over for a broken headlight. Upon discovering the smell of marijuana in the car, police began to search the vehicle.
They discovered 1.125 pounds of marijuana, 28 THC liquid refills for e-cigarettes, five Xanax pills, and one ounce of butane hash oil/wax. Court proceedings for those charges were set to begin in November 2017.
Mateus Nascimento-Dacosta will next appear in court on May 3 for his latest charges in relation to the murder of his girlfriend. The victim’s name has not been released.