Suspect in Custody After Deadly Stabbing in Middletown

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Police say a deadly stabbing in Middletown was the result of domestic violence.

Officers first responded around 2:16 p.m. when the victim, who was not publicly identified, showed up at the Westfield Fire Department with multiple stab wounds. The victim was rushed to Middlesex Hospital and where they died of their injuries.

Police have arrested 18-year-old Eugenio Vela of Middletown. According to police, Vela stabbed the victim while they were both in a car in the area of Ridgewood Road. Vela then left on foot and the victim drove to the fire department for help.

Police said there were two protective orders between Vela and the victim.

Vela was charged with murder and violation of a protective order. He also has an active arrest warrant for violation of a protective order in a separate case with the same victim, according to police. He was held on a $1 million bond and is due in court Friday.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective J. Remotti of the Middletown Police Department at 860-638-4132.

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