BOSTON (WBSM) — A North Dartmouth man was ordered held without bail in the stabbing death of his girlfriend, which occurred yesterday in an apartment in Chelsea.

According to Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden, Angel T. Alvarez, 65, is charged with murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in the stabbing death of Margarita Morehead, 59.

Judge Christopher Henry ordered Alvarez held without bail.

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On Monday, May 9, at about 9:56 a.m. Chelsea Police responded to a call at 44 Lafayette Avenue and found Morehead unresponsive in a pool of blood, suffering from several stab wounds. She was later pronounced dead at Cambridge Health Alliance in Everett.

According to the D.A.'s Office, investigators learned she was dating a man later identified as Alvarez, after they were able to match his car with a description given by a witness. The witnesses stated he drives a red car with a mismatched hood; the D.A.’s Office said Alvarez has a red car with a black hood.

“Investigators then located Alvarez’s vehicle, unoccupied, at the intersection of Addison and Eden Streets in Chelsea,” the D.A.’s Office said. “From outside the vehicle, investigators observed brown stains on the interior and exterior which appeared to be blood.”

Alvarez contacted Chelsea Dispatch later that evening, the D.A.’s Office said, to request medical attention and said he wanted to turn himself into police. Chelsea Police and Massachusetts State Police arrived at his location and placed him into custody.

The D.A’s Office said that Alvarez then admitted, in a recorded interview, to stabbing Morehead multiple times after she attempted to end their relationship.

“Instead of dealing with the reality of an ended relationship with restraint and dignity, this man chose a shocking act of violence that ended Margarita Morehead’s life and ushered in eternal grief for her family, friends and relatives. They will receive all the support they need from our office as this case moves forward,” D.A. Hayden said.

Alvarez will return to court June 12 for a probable cause hearing.

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