Waltham Man Arraigned in Wife’s Slaying

Julio Resto was arraigned in Waltham District Court following the murder of his wife.
Julio Resto was arraigned in Waltham District Court following the murder of his wife. –The Boston Globe/ Aram Boghosian

A Waltham man has been arraigned on charges related to the stabbing death of his wife in Waltham today, according to the Middlesex District Attorney’s office. Officials say Julio Resto, 51, arrived at Waltham Police station around 5 a.m. in clothes that appeared to have blood on them, holding a knife, and told them he had just killed his wife at their home on Clocktower Drive. Police say Resto “lunged’’ at them when they tried to arrest him, but he was eventually subdued.

Gloria Resto, 42, was found dead in an apartment at the address Julio Resto provided. He was charged with murder and assault with a dangerous weapon, and is being held without bail.

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“The victim in this case was viciously attacked in her apartment,’’ District Attorney Marian Ryan said, according to a press release. “The defendant arrived at the police station this morning and allegedly told police he was the killer. While this is still an active investigation, we feel the person responsible for this murder is in custody and that members of the public are not in danger.’’

Resto will appear in court for a hearing on January 6. He faces a murder charge and seven counts of assault with a dangerous weapon. The case is being investigated by Waltham Police and State Police.

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