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BROCKTON – A Brockton woman has been indicted on a Murder charge in the stabbing death of her boyfriend, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.
A Plymouth County Grand Jury today returned an indictment against Kirstin Smith (DOB: 11/02/63) for one count of Murder in the death of Scott Benoit (DOB: 10/16/64). Smith is currently being held without bail.
At approximately 1:04 pm June 22, 2017, Brockton Police received a 911 call for 65 Maguire Road. Upon arrival, police and emergency responders found Benoit unresponsive inside the residence. Benoit was pronounced dead at the scene.
Brockton Police contacted State Police Detectives assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office and an investigation commenced. Investigators recovered a 7-inch knife covered in blood, along with other evidence from the scene.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled that the preliminary cause of death of Mr. Benoit was a stab wound to the chest and the manner was ruled a homicide.
Smith, who is currently being held without bail, will be arraigned on the charge in Brockton Superior Court at a later date.
Assistant District Attorneys Jessica Elumba and Alexander Zane are prosecuting the case, which was investigated by State Police Detectives assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office and Brockton Police.