CHESHIRE, CT (WFSB) - A man arrested in connection with a deadly case of domestic violence was charged with murder on Tuesday.

Emanuel Dominguez-VillaGomez was first arrested last week.

Police said they found his wife, Monique Dominguez, in a pool of blood at their Mountain Road home in Cheshire on Sept. 11.

Both appeared to have suffered knife wounds.

She passed away over the weekend and her death is now ruled a homicide.

Court documents obtained by Channel 3 showed that Monique Dominguez suffered between 20 and 30 stab wounds on her face, neck, arms and back.

According to the documents, she told police that Dominguez-VillaGomez tried to kill her because he felt she cheated on him.

At first, Dominguez-VillaGomez was only charged with assault.

That changed on Tuesday when he was charged with murder in court.

"Complications of sharp force trauma of the head, neck, torso, vascular injuries. The manner of death has been certified as a homicide, therefore the state is adding the charge of murder," said John P. Doyle Jr., Senior Assistant State's Attorney. 

He originally told police he acted in self defense during the stabbing. 

"We argued, she grabbed knives, she had it and I just went crazy," Dominguez-VillaGomez said in court documents. 

"The first officers who arrived on the scene, did observe, from what they said, blood on the walls and in the floor area, surrounding both the suspect and the victim," said Lt. Michael Durkee, Cheshire Police Department. 

Channel 3 learned Dominguez's 11-year-old son used a cell phone to call 911. The couple also has a young daughter together and dispatchers could hear her crying in the background. 

"Number one, as a parent first, it's tough for anyone to walk into a scene like that, but our officers did a great job, making sure the children were safe, that they stayed calm and that [the children] were kept away from the scene itself. Our thoughts and prayers are out for the family," Durkee said. 

Dominguez-VillaGomez is being held on a $1 million bond. He's due back in court on Oct. 9.

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