Woman, 58, dies a month after being stabbed by boyfriend in apartment

A man is in custody in connection with the killing.
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A man is being held on murder charges after a woman died from her injuries a month after being attacked in her apartment.

The incident happened at an apartment on the 600 block of South 9th Street in Minneapolis on Feb. 15, with the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed on Wednesday that the victim, Pauline Hollman, 58, died this week.

Per police, officers had been called to a report from a male caller who said someone had broken into his apartment and stabbed his girlfriend.

When they got to the apartment, a man later identified as Michael Cloutier answered the security door and claimed he wasn't the person who called 911. Officers had to physically push past him to get to the apartment where the stabbing happened.

The apartment was locked, but offered to open the door for them. Upon entry officers found "blood everywhere" and Hollman lying on an air mattress with a "large pool of blood of blood near her head."

The man then became "upset and combative" and was arrested, with officers noting blood on his clothing.

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Hollman had a stab wound to the neck, with most of the blood found congealed or dried, suggesting she had been left untreated for several hours. She underwent emergency surgery but succumbed to her injuries over a month later.

During interview, Cloutier admitted to stabbing Hollman.

He had originally been charged with 2 counts of 1st degree assault, but that is now in the process of being upgraded to murder.

It marks the 8th homicide so far in Minneapolis.

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