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Woman Dies Weeks Later After Boyfriend Stabs Her

Stop the domestic violence!

A Bronx woman passed away this week after complications from a wound caused by her boyfriend in previous days turned fatal. According to the NY Daily News, Dayanara Carela, 44, had her foot hacked with a sword by a deranged boyfriend. Police arrive her apartment in the Bronx atabout 9 p.m. on November 3 on a report that she had been assaulted.

Her live-in boyfriend, Gilbert Nunez, had attacked with the sword in a jealous rage. Medics took from her to St. Barnabas Hospital in stable condition with severe gash to her left foot. She was treated there for an unknown period of time and released. Nunez, 43, was arrested Nov. 5 on felony assault charges for the alleged attack. Carela refused to cooperate with prosecutors and so he was released on his own recognizance on November 9th, and resumed her relationship with Nunez.

On Nov. 18, Nunez called 911 to report that Carela was in medical distress. Medics took her to Montefiore Medical Center where she died the same day. Her death was later deemed a homicide related to the original wound. The city Medical Examiner concluded she died from blood clots that formed as a result of the attack — technically, “a bilateral pulmonary embolism due to deep vein thrombosis due to lower extremity complicating chop wound of left foot.”

Nunez could face upgraded charges in the wake of Carela’s death. He is due back in court Dec. 17. SMH, so sad!!



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