Dracut Woman Held Without Bail, Charged With Stabbing Ex-Hustband
Sep 27, 2016 09:14AM ● Published by Bill Gilman
A 58-year-old Dracut woman is due back in court on Wednesday for a dangerousness hearing, after being charged with trying to kill her ex-husband with a knife.
Julia L. Murray was arraigned Monday in Lowell District Court on one court of armed assault with intent to commit murder. She pled not guilty.
According to court records, Murray has no prior criminal record.
Murray was arrested Saturday night, after Dracut Police were called to 116 Pine Valley Drive on a report of a stabbing. When they arrived, they found a male victim, described as Murray's ex-husband, with a wound on his left side and what they described as a large amount of blood on the floor.
The victim was transported by ambulance to Lowell General Hospital. According to prosecutors, he was scheduled to undergo surgery on Monday.
Prosecutor Megan McGovern told a judge it was believed the assault took place as the result of ongoing problems between Murray and the victim. Murray's attorney, Joseph Serpa, alleged she and her children had been the victims of long term physical, mental and sexual abuse. He also said alcohol mixed with medications contributed to the attack.
A judge ordered Murray held, pending a dangerousness hearing on Wednesday.