Framingham Woman, Awaiting Trial on Attempted Murder, Dies While In MCI-Framingham Custody

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.

Early Memorial Day morning Framingham Police and Framingham fire responded to 154 Union Avenue, and discovered a woman with a knife in her abdomen.

The woman was transported to UMass Medical Center in Worcester via a medical helicopter. She is expected to survive.

Schouten of Union Avenue in Framingham was arrested and charged with attempted murder and assault and battery by a means of a dangerous weapon. She was arraigned on Tuesday, and held without bail.

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.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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