Man accused of stabbing pregnant girlfriend, her grandmother to death in their Conn. apartment

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A man has been accused of stabbing his pregnant girlfriend and her grandmother to death in a dispute at their Connecticut apartment.

Police say 23-year-old Yelisza Delvalle and her fetus and 79-year-old Ignasa Delvalle were found dead Sunday in their bedrooms in Bridgeport. The women had been stabbed and slashed with a knife.

Police say a couple of hours later they arrested Yelisza Delvalle's 24-year-old boyfriend at the entrance to the city's Lakeview Cemetery on two counts of murder.

The man was held on a $2 million bond.

Police Capt. James Viadero says the medical examiner will determine how far along the pregnancy was and that could prompt more charges. He calls the killings "a pretty heinous crime."

Neighbor Arlene Mercer says she'll put flowers and a shrine at the home where the women died.


Information from: Connecticut Post,