A 20-year-old Weymouth woman was arrested yesterday in connection to the ongoing investigation into the Friday afternoon fatal stabbing of Kimberly Duphily in Attleboro, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced.

Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the district attorney's office, Attleboro Police and Rhode Island State Police took Kayla Cantu into custody in Providence without incident Sunday afternoon. Ms. Cantu, who has a last known address in Weymouth, has been charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. The defendant waived rendition in Rhode Island and will be arraigned later today in Attleboro District Court.

The investigation into the homicide and the facts and circumstances surrounding it are still being actively investigated by Homicide Unit prosecutors, Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to this office, and Attleboro Police detectives.

Because the defendant has yet to be arraigned in open court, no further information on the charge against her will be released at this time, the DA's office said.

Attleboro Police received multiple 911 calls around 3:55 p.m. Friday regarding a commotion at 6 Leroy Street. When first responders arrived, they found a woman bleeding profusely. She was the victim of an apparent stabbing. The victim, later identified as Kimberly Duphily, 28, of Attleboro, was rushed to Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, where she was later pronounced dead.

--Bristol County District Attorney's Office

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