The university lecturer Dr. Antonella Castelverde, 52, was stabbed to death at her home in Colchester, Essex, and an injured man found at the property has been arrested on suspicion of murder
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A man ran screaming into the street after a university lecturer was stabbed to death in her home, locals said.
A distraught neighbor tried to call Dr. Antonella Castelverde’s life after suffering fatal injuries at her home in Colchester, Essex, sources say.
The 52-year-old later died at the scene.
According to neighbors, the police were last Wednesday at 11:45 a.m. due to a disturbance on the terraced property.
Officers found an injured man at the property. He was taken to the hospital and arrested on suspicion of murder.
A pub worker, who asked not to be named, said: “Some neighbors tried to revive her but they couldn’t.
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“Some say she was stabbed in self-defense, others say the man then stabbed himself to attempt suicide.
“He was on the street after telling neighbors he had stabbed them.
“This shocked the local population.
“I’m just sorry [her] little girl. She’s going to live with that for the rest of her life.”
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Another host told a reporter: “The man was on the street afterwards.
“Neighbors tried to help her, but unfortunately she died.”
According to locals, the six-year-old daughter of Dr. Castelvedere at a summer camp when police were called to their family home.
The University of Suffolk confirmed the death of Dr. Castelvedere and praised her as “widely respected”.
A spokesman said: “The University of Suffolk community is deeply saddened by the untimely death of Dr. Antonella Castelvedere.
“Antonella was a widely respected and well-loved staff member at the university, where she was an outstanding academic in English and critical writing.
“Our thoughts are with her family at this very difficult time.”
The university’s website states that Dr. Castelvedere was also course instructor for the MA Creative and Critical Writing.
Detective Chief Inspector Antony Alcock of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, who is leading the investigation, said detectives were “continuing to compile the circumstances leading up to this incident”.
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He said investigations “indicate this was an isolated case and there is no threat to the general public in Colchester”.
DCI Alcock added: “A dedicated team of detectives continues to work to piece together the circumstances that led to this incident in Colchester.
“As part of this, officers continue to collect reports from people who have come forward to speak to us.
“I would again like to appeal to anyone who has information about this incident but has not yet contacted us, to please speak up, no matter how insignificant you think your information is.
“And I would also like to reiterate that our investigations to date indicate that this was an isolated case and does not pose a threat to the general public in Colchester.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/man-ran-street-shouting-distraught-27171732 A man ran screaming into the street as a distraught neighbor tried to save the lecturer's life