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Couple In Their 50s Charged With Murder In Bridgeport Stabbing

Bridgeport police have arrested two people in a fatal stabbing.
Bridgeport police have arrested two people in a fatal stabbing. Photo Credit: Contributed

Updated: BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A married couple in their 50s were charged with murder and conspiracy in a fatal stabbing Sunday night at the Fairbridge Commons housing complex in Bridgeport, police said.

The suspects were acquaintances of the victim, and the fatal attack was the result of an ongoing dispute, city spokeswoman Rowena White said in a statement.

Police responded at 8:27 p.m. Sunday to 50 Freemont St., Apt. #E1, on a report of an assault.

Related story: Man dies of injuries in Bridgeport stabbing

When officers arrived, they found Carlos Ribot, 51, of 920 Norman St., suffering from multiple stab wounds, police said. He was transported to the hospital by ambulance but did not survive.

At the scene, officers located two suspects, Jeremy Burke, 55, of 50 Freemont St., Apt #A3, and his wife, Martha Galati, 50, of 50 Freemont St., Apt #J6, police said.

Both were charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

"Thanks to the outstanding work by the officers and detectives that responded, probable cause was quickly established to arrest the suspects," White said.

The couple said they stabbed Ribot in self defense, according to the Connecticut Post.

After an arraignment, Burke’s bond was cut from $750,000 to $600,000 and Galati was held on $750,000 bond, the Post said.

The housing complex is located near Bassick High School and the Klein Auditorium.

It was the city's ninth homicide in 2017.

Click here to read the story at the Connecticut Post.

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