Woman charged in Springfield’s 2nd homicide of 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Police have arrested a woman in the city’s second homicide this year.

Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney told 22News Diomaris Valenin, 28, of Springfield has been charged with the murder of Craig Sheridan.

Springfield Police were called to Sheridan’s apartment on Temple Street on March 22nd. Neighbors had reported an unusual smell and said they had not seen Sheridan for about a week.

When police went into Sheridan’s apartment, they found his badly decomposed body.  Sgt. Delaney said Sheridan was dead for about a week before his body was found.

An autopsy later determined that Sheridan’s death was the result of a homicide.

Police on Wednesday charged Valentin with Sheridan’s death.  She is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Springfield District Court.

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