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Husband Charged in Wife's Murder



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    Police say a Chester woman called 911 moments before she was found stabbed to death

    An apparent case of domestic violence on Thursday night ended with the discovery of a woman stabbed to death in Chester and the arrest of her husband.

    Bonnie McKay-Belanger, 51, called 911 from her Bailey Road home at 7:15 p.m. and told dispatchers her husband was forcing his way into her home, according to state police.

    She said she had a protective order against him. Then the phone line went dead, according to state police.

    Officers arrived to find McKay-Belanger suffering from multiple stab wounds. She was transported to Middlesex Hospital, where she died.

    State Police and surrounding police departments began a search for the suspect after discovering the wounded woman and found John Belanger's vehicle on Route 9 near exit 2.

    Belanger, 49, was arrested and brought to the Shoreline Clinic by State police to be treated for injuries and taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is expected to recover, according to police. He was charged with murder and is being held at Yale-New Haven Hospital on $1 million bond and will be arraigned when he is medically cleared, police said.

    The medical examiner will perform an autopsy on Bonnie McKay-Belanger.


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