Man accused of fatally stabbing Mattapan, mother of 7, arrested in Florida

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Christopher Howard, 39, is suspected of killing Terkeshia Boykins, 40, on May 10.

A Boston man wanted on a murder charge in connection with the stabbing of a mother in Mattapan last week was arrested Tuesday in Florida, police said.

Christopher Howard, 39, is suspected of fatally stabbing Terkeshia Boykins, 40, on May 10.

Officers responded to a report of a stabbing in the Rosewood Street area of ​​Mattapan at approximately 9:40 p.m., according to Boston police.

Boykins, whose neighbors told WCVB that she was the mother of seven daughters, died of her injuries at the scene.

A neighbor told the outlet: “(A daughter) was screaming very loudly: ‘Why did you do this?’ A terrible tragedy, you know, really traumatizing. I just pray for the family.”

Howard is expected to be prosecuted in Massachusetts.

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