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Judge rules murder suspect eligible to be held without bail

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A Vermont woman charged with murdering her boyfriend last week had made other threats to kill people, according to new court documents.

Jeanette Maxfield, 23, is accused of stabbing to death Chris Cafferky, 48, in the home they shared in Hyde Park.

Maxfield says she was drunk and doesn't remember doing it. But prosecutors entered evidence this week that Maxfield had told a friend hours earlier that she wanted to kill someone and eat the remains. Prosecutors also revealed a text message that Maxfield allegedly sent to an ex-boyfriend, saying: "I want to live, but to do that in peace I want you dead. I want nothing more in my life than to see your blood flowing on the ground."

Maxfield's lawyer has also introduced evidence in the case to show she is not the killer. David Sleigh is pointing to observations of officers at the scene and the medical examiner that Cafferky's wound could have been self-inflicted.

Friday, Judge Timothy Tomasi determined that Maxfield was eligible to be held without bail, but is entitled to a bail review hearing. He also ordered Maxfield to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

Click here to read the court statement about the alleged threats.

Click here to read the text message.

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