Suspect in Burlington stabbing death turns self in
BURLINGTON, Mass. (WHDH) -- The man accused of stabbing a woman to death in Burlington turned himself into police on Friday.
Christopher Piantedosi, 39, turned himself in at the Weston State Police Barracks for the murder of his former girlfriend, 38-year-old Kristen Pulisciano.
Police have been looking for Piantedosi since Thursday night when he allegedly stabbed Pulisciano to death in what the district attorney calls “a very angry rage.”
“The investigation to this point has also reveled that there had been acts of power, control and violent abusive behavior by this defendant towards the victim,” said Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone.
The DA says Pulisciano’s 15-year-old daughter called police after seeing some of what happened in the Forbes Avenue home. Investigators said Piantedosi and Pulisciano, a mother of two, lived together until recently when the relationship soured.
Police looked for Piantedosi overnight and found his cell phone and clothes in a dumpster in Leominster. He then gave himself up and was eventually brought to the Burlington Police Department.
Investigators recovered the murder weapon. They say it was left at the crime scene.
“Once again we see domestic violence raising its ugly head in a bedroom community like Burlington. We will continue to be vigilant as all communities will be to address the domestic violence issues,” said Chief Michael Kent of the Burlington police department.
Last summer Piantedosi was in trouble with New Hampshire police after they say he was caught on video surveillance stealing a woman's purse and GPS from her shopping cart at Market Basket. He became known as the ‘Remorseful Robber' when he allegedly returned the stolen items and wrote an "I'm sorry" letter, saying it was a sincere apology and there was no excuse. He signed the note "stupid."
Piantedosi will be arraigned on Monday.