STOUGHTON, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com/AP) — A Boston man wanted for questioning in connection with the death of his ex-wife who was found dead in her Stoughton home is held without bail on a murder charge.
Willie Foster, 47, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Monday in Stoughton District Court, hours after his arrest in Boston.
Stoughton Deputy Chief Robert Devine said Foster, of Dorchester, was apprehended in Boston at about 7:30 a.m. Monday.
Authorities issued a warrant for Foster's arrest after police found the body of 46-year-old Anita Clark in the closet of her Glen Echo Boulevard apartment at about 7:20 p.m. Saturday with what appeared to be stab wounds.
The Brockton Enterprise reports that prosecutor Lynn Beland said in court that Clark had been stabbed more than 20 times.
Clark and Foster have children ages 15 and 6 together, but it is not believed they were home at the time of the slaying.
Police responded to the home after friends became concerned that Clark had missed work.
"Congrats to Capt. Steve McLaughlin for capturing the Stoughton murder suspect. And to the citizen who spotted the plate. A heads up play!" Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said in a Tweet after Foster's arrest.
Foster returns to court on June 7.