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Takisa Matthews Massachusetts

Victim Maria Sanchez
Late on an October night in 2014, a party was going on in Dorchester, a historical neighborhood in Boston. Two groups of rowdy women began to fight over a cigarette and the police were called. The fight had spilled into the yard where Takisa Matthews had already stabbed a woman six times causing major lacerations and various serious injuries. She then turned to Maria Sanchez, mother and law student, and stabbed her several times in the back. Matthews ran away but was arrested at her home later.

The other woman stabbed was the victims aunt. She survived her six stab wounds but Maria later died at the hospital. Three other women were also injured in the fight. The family has a GoFundMe account in p lace to help with burial expenses.

Takisa Matthews was arrested and held without bail in March of 2015.