Medford Woman Pleads Guilty to Fatally Stabbing Boyfriend

Cynthia Dean pleads guilty to first degree manslaughter in November 2011 stabbing.

A Medford woman pleaded guilty to manslaughter Thursday in the fatal stabbing of her boyfriend. 

Under a plea deal, a judge promised to sentence Cynthia Dean to 8 years in prison, according to a Newsday report

Dean, 34, stabbed Melvin Garcia, 48, in the chest during an argument in the couple's Granny Road home on Nov. 6, 2011. 

Newsday reported the argument was about a pregnancy Dean had been faking. 

Garcia's sister, Sonia Garcia, emailed Patch following Dean's arraignment a day after the stabbing. 

"I don't know what went wrong in their relationship, but my brother should not have died in such a horrible manner," she wrote at the time, adding that her brother had 15 children. "It was a senseless death and now his kids will be without a father."


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