Psych. evaluation ordered for suspect in WMass man’s death

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WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A woman from Worcester charged in the deadly stabbing of her live-in boyfriend has been ordered by a judge to undergo a mental health evaluation.

Stephanie Fernandes is charged with manslaughter and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in the slaying of her boyfriend of five years, Andrew Wagner, who is originally from West Springfield.

Prosecutors say the 31-year-old Fernandes stabbed Wagner at about 11 p.m. Wednesday during an argument. He died at a nearby hospital

She was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday, but it was postponed until after her 20-day evaluation.

Fernandes’ lawyer tells The Telegram & Gazette that some preliminary evidence points to self-defense.

A neighbor says the couple had recently moved into the home and planned a summer wedding.

Wagner had worked as a corrections officer in Connecticut.

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