Sign in to comment!



Massachusetts man critical after attacked by girlfriend with ax, cops say

A northern Massachusetts woman was arrested Wednesday after allegedly attacking her live-in boyfriend with an ax, landing him in the hospital with a serious neck wound.

Authorities say 47-year-old Rhonda Ravanis, who lives in Lunenburg, was charged with attempted murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, vandalizing property and resisting arrest after attacking 53-year-old Robert Volpe at about 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Police say after attacking her boyfriend, Ravanis used the ax to damage a neighbor’s house.

The Sentinel and Enterprise reported that Ravanis was approached and, according to court documents, said, "I axed him. He is gone. I am all alone."

Ravanis was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday, but was instead sent for a competency evaluation by a judge because she was being uncooperative. She is scheduled to appear in court next month when a lawyer will be appointed for her.

Volpe, who was found bloodied with a large gash on his neck, remains in a hospital in critical condition. Police did not disclose a possible motive.

The Associated Press contributed to this report 

Bank Rates

Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
30 Y Fixed Graph 3.93% up 3.87%  
15 Y Fixed Graph 2.99% dw 3.03%  
30 Y Fixed Jumbo Graph 4.29% up 4.27%  
5/1 ARM Graph 3.27% up 3.20%  
5/1 Jumbo ARM Graph 3.81% dw 3.85%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
$30K HELOC Graph 4.68% up 4.61%  
$50K HELOC Graph 4.10% up 4.03%  
$30K Loan Graph 4.48% -- 4.48%  
$50K Loan Graph 4.12% up 4.10%  
$75K Loan Graph 4.12% up 4.10%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
36 M New Graph 3.02% dw 3.03%  
36 M Used Graph 3.20% dw 3.21%  
48 M New Graph 3.24% up 3.11%  
48 M Used Graph 2.72% dw 2.83%  
60 M New Graph 3.36% up 3.10%  
Loan Type Graph Yield +/- Last Week
6 month Graph 0.34% dw 0.36%  
1 yr Graph 0.63% -- 0.63%  
5 yr Graph 1.41% -- 1.41%