PEABODY – Solanlly Paulino’s family said they begged her to leave her boyfriend, calling him an “obsessive” and “controlling” older man with a history of arrests for abusing and threatening her, but the 23-year-old could not quite pull herself away.
“He wouldn’t let go,” said Yolanda Paulino, Solanlly’s aunt.
Family members said that on Thursday morning, Solanlly’s boyfriend, 43-year-old Franklin Castano, killed the young woman in the Peabody apartment, where a family member said she believed the two were living.
“I told her that something like this might happen,” said Yolanda Paulino .
The Essex district attorney’s office said Castano showed up Thursday morning at the Lynn Police Department, prompting a homicide investigation, centering on an apartment at 50 Keys Drive in Peabody. He was charged in the killing, said the district attorney’s office, which did not name the victim. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.