FRAMINGHAM – A Framingham woman who was awaiting trial for attempted murder, after a stabbing on Memorial Day in Framingham, died while in custody last month.
“On Friday, June 21, 2019, at approximately 6:35 p.m. correctional staff found detainee Devonrick Schouten unresponsive at MCI-Framingham,” said Massachusetts Department of Corrections Deputy Director of Communications Jason Dobson. “An emergency response was immediately initiated and life saving measures were followed.”
Dobson said “Framingham Fire took over life saving measures at approximately 6:46 p.m. and detainee Schouten was transported to Metro-West Medical Center, where detainee Schouten was pronounced dead on June 25 at 3:58 p.m.”
The Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office was notified, Dobson said.
The incident is under investigation, Dobson said.
The woman was transported to UMass Medical Center in Worcester via a medical helicopter. She is expected to survive.
This was not the first time Schouten was arrested for a stabbing.
In September 2016, Schouten was arrested and charged in another stabbing on Cape Cod. She tried to stab a woman in the stomach with the broken neck of a beer bottle.