Suspect Who Murdered His Partner During Domestic Dispute Charged with Aggravated Assault

by Xara Aziz

A Pennsylvania man has been arrested, charged and taken into custody after being accused of killing his partner during a domestic dispute.

According to the Berks County District Attorney, an unresponsive woman, 33, was found on the zero-hundred block of Middletown Road just before 9 AM on July 7. Her name has not been revealed.

Harrison Adu Boakye was named as a suspect in her murder and was charged with aggravated assault. Police say life-saving measures were taken to revive the victim, but she was pronounced dead.

An investigation is ongoing and an autopsy is pending.

The news comes on the heels of another domestic dispute that left a Colorado family devastated after their loved one died after her boyfriend killed her just days before her 16th birthday.

Lily Silva-Lopez was found shot multiple times and bleeding profusely from gunshot wounds at her home in Greeley. It was later discovered that her murderer was Jovanni Sirio-Cardona, 16, her boyfriend, who has since been charged with first-degree murder. The Weld County District Attorney said in a statement that the teen will be charged as an adult.

Homicide detectives have accused Sirio-Cardona of showing up at Silva-Lopez’s home and forcing his way into her bedroom window. Upon entry, he shot her multiple times.

“We had heard all the gunshots and we ran to the back of our house,” a neighbor told Denver7. “There were so many at once, I don’t know if you would stop to count, but there was just so many.”

Police records show the victim’s 13-year-old brother was watching television in another room when he suddenly heard gunshots. The victim then told her brother to run. When her brother entered the room where his sister was shot, he saw the suspect standing over her body with blood dripping from his face.

According to investigators, Silva-Lopez had wanted to end the relationship just weeks before she was killed. Sirio-Cardona was unhappy with her decision and allegedly “threatened her with a gun, putting the barrel of the gun to her mouth, demanding she says she loved him,” according to a Law&Crime report via court documents obtained by Denver7.

Silva-Lopez was just about to turn 16 days before she was murdered. She had just finished her second year at Northridge High School and was working at the local Wing Shack.

“She enjoyed shopping, clothes, makeup and dancing,” her obituary reads. “She loved to eat! Enchiladas were her favorite. She was a loving and caring friend with lots of spice.”

In addition to murder, Sirio-Cardona is charged with burglary, aggravated robbery and possession of a handgun by a juvenile.

His bond has been set at $2 million and is expected to appear in court for a status hearing in August.

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