Police release name of 25-year-old woman stabbed to death in Springfield


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SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts — Police have released the name of the 25-year-old woman stabbed to death in Springfield this week.

Police say Monique Van Zandt was stabbed multiple times at a home on Franklin Street on Tuesday night. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her boyfriend, 27-year-old Van Dorsey Jr., has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges and is being held without bail pending a competency hearing next week.

A court psychiatrist testified Dorsey was high on PCP the night of the killing and was a regular user of the drug.

It was later revealed Dorsey has a history of domestic violence.

His lawyer has retained the right to seek bail.

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