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Mom-of-two stabbed to death as she tried to help rescue friend’s daughter from boyfriend

Single mom-of-two, 36, is stabbed to death as she tried to help rescue friend’s daughter, 17, from her ‘controlling’ boyfriend in Upstate New York

  • Franchelli Almonte, 36, was fatally stabbed in the neck in Syracuse on Friday
  • Almonte was giving her friend a ride to pick up the woman’s 17-year-old daughter from her boyfriend’s apartment 
  • Boyfriend allegedly through brick through window of Almonte’s car, then stabbed her as she tried to defend herself with a stick 
  • Almonte leaves behind her seven-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son  

A single mother-of-two from upstate New York has been stabbed to death as she tried to rescue a friend’s 17-year-old daughter from her boyfriend.

Police responding to a call about a disturbance on Friday night discovered 36-year-old Franchelli Almonte suffering from a stab wound to the neck in the 100 block of Carbon Street.

Almonte was pronounced dead from her injury at Upstate University Hospital a short time later.

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The single mother leaves behind her seven-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son (right)

Franchelli Almonte, 36, was fatally stabbed in the neck in Syracuse, New York, on Friday. The single mother leaves behind her seven-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son (right)

Almonte was found unresponsive in her car on Carbon Street in Syracuse (pictured)

Almonte was found unresponsive in her car on Carbon Street in Syracuse (pictured) 

According to reporting by Syracuse.com, the incident began unfolding earlier that evening when a friend’s of Almonte’s asked her to drive her to a home on Spring Street to pick up her daughter from her boyfriend’s apartment.

When the 17-year-old girl tried to leave, her boyfriend allegedly wouldn’t let her.

When she finally got in Almonte’s car, the man allegedly hurled a brick through the rear window, then approached Almonte sitting behind the wheel.

Almonte was said to arm herself with a stick she had kept in her car for self-defense, but the improvised weapon proved no match for the attacker’s knife, which he reportedly plunged into her neck.

Almonte was able to drive away, but she had not gotten far before she lost consciousness and stopped breathing,

Almonte was helping a friend pick up her 17-year-old daughter from her boyfriend's apartment on Spring Street when she was attacked

Almonte was helping a friend pick up her 17-year-old daughter from her boyfriend’s apartment on Spring Street when she was attacked 

As of Monday evening, the Syracuse Police Department has not announced any arrests or charges in connection to Almonte’s killing.

According to another friend, Almonte was a native of Puerto Rico who had lived in Syracuse for 12 years. She supported her two children, a seven-year-old daughter and an 11-year-old son, by working at a senior care service.

Almonte tried to defend herself with a stick, but the assailant stabbed her in the neck as she sat behind the wheel of her car

Almonte tried to defend herself with a stick, but the assailant stabbed her in the neck as she sat behind the wheel of her car 

Amy Larrieaux said the daughter of her and Almonte’s mutual friend has been dating her boyfriend on an off for three years.

The girl’s mother had been trying to split up the couple because the boyfriend had been ‘controlling and ‘disrespectful.’  

Things finally came to a head on Friday when the 17-year-old girl called her mother and asked her to come pick her up after a physical confrontation with her boyfriend. 

The mother then contacted Almonte, asking her to drive her.

‘All she was doing was giving her friend a ride,’ Larrieux told the news outlet. 

Almonte is survived by her children, siblings and elderly parents.

Larrieux has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help Almonte’s family with her funeral expenses and to support her son and daughter.  

‘She was an amazing woman and the loss of her life has been felt in our community,’ the description reads. ‘She always gave her last to anyone if In need.’

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