Everett, MA - A man from Peabody was charged with the alleged murder of his estranged wife who was found shot to death in her car in Everett, Massachusetts Wednesday morning. According to police, this statement is true. After the husband killed the wife, he turned himself into the authorities.

On Wednesday, December 18, 2018, a call was received at approximately 8:50 am. Firefighters and EMS responded immediately and made their way down to Central Avenue in Everett, Massachusetts. Reports stated that a fatal shooting had taken place.

When medical personnel arrived on scene, they found a woman inside of her car in the driveway of her home. She had several gunshot wounds in different areas of her torso. The woman was pronounced dead on scene.

The woman was identified as Ersilia Cataldo Matarazzo, age 50. This information was confirmed with Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan. Ryan had also added that Matarazzo had been staying at the Central Avenue address only temporarily.

Ersilia’s husband, Emilio Matarazzo, age 55, had turned himself in after he had murdered his wife. Emilio had possessed a license to carry a gun and he had had a shotgun-type weapon on him at the time. The DA confirmed this information.

According to DA Ryan, the couple had been in the process of getting a divorce. The husband and wife have a total of three adult children.

After Emilio had been charged with murder, certain surrounding schools went into lockdown. Such schools consisted of Everett High School, George Keverian School, and Parlin Junior High School.  

The Police Chief of Everett, Steven Mazzie, stated that Ersilia had been very well known throughout the town. According to Mazzie, Ersilia was a lovely lady, heavily involved in the community.

Many family members had made their way to the scene the morning the shooting happened.

Neighbor Naz Flores stated that she had heard a few gunshots that morning along with female screams. She had later stated in an interview that the sounds were horrifying.

No further information regarding sentencing or burial has been stated. This information may remain private.