Springfield man accused of killing wife appears in court

(Western Mass News photo)

A Springfield man accused of killing his wife has appeared before a judge.

Terry Lockett, 41, of Springfield was arraigned Monday on a murder charge related to the death of his wife, Kimberly Lockett, late last week.

James Leydon, spokesperson for the Hampden County District Attorney's office, said that around 8 a.m. Friday, Springfield Police got a call from Ms. Lockett's daughter reporting that she found her mother suffering from stab wounds and not breathing at a Beaudry Street home.

That caller had gone to the home after there was no answer at the door for expected visitors.

Emergency crews arrived and pronounced Kimberly Lockett dead at the scene.

"Early on in the investigation detectives sought out Ms. Lockett’s husband, Terry, as a person of interest. Detectives quickly learned the whereabouts of Terry Lockett and with the assistance of the suspect’s family; he was contacted by detectives at his mother’s Marshall Street home in Springfield," Leydon explained.

Lockett was then arrested on that murder charge.

At his court hearing Monday, Lockett was ordered held without right to bail. He is due back in court for a hearing in April.

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