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PLYMOUTH – A Marshfield woman pleaded not guilty today to stabbing her husband to death, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.
In Plymouth District Court today, Christine Ricci, 46, of Marshfield pleaded not guilty to one count of Murder. She was held without bail.
At approximately 4:46 p.m. on Thursday, Marshfield Police received a 911 call for a report of medical emergency at a home at 679 Moraine Street. Police and emergency medical personnel responded and performed lifesaving measures before transporting the male victim to South Shore Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 5:30 p.m. The victim was identified as 51 year-old Michael Ricci. Emergency room personnel reported that Michael Ricci had two stab wounds, one in the front left chest and another in the upper left back shoulder.
Marshfield Police contacted Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office and an investigation commenced. As a result of the investigation, detectives determined that the Riccis had a verbal altercation prior to the incident, and Christine Ricci retrieved a five-inch knife and stabbed Michael Ricci. Emergency personnel located the knife at the foot of the victim when they responded to the home.
Ms. Ricci is next scheduled to appear in court on March 1.