BOSTON (WHDH) - The boyfriend of a woman found stabbed to death in her Framingham apartment faced a judge on Wednesday to answer to charges connected to an unrelated case.

Christopher McKoy, 25, of Brockton, was arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges he cut off a GPS ankle bracelet that he was ordered to wear last year for illegally possessing a firearm in Suffolk County.

He was apprehended in Boston on a warrant.

A psychologist told the court that McKoy suffers from a history of mental illness, including a schizophrenia diagnosis and a stint at Bridgewater State Hospital.

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Framingham police Chief Steven Trask said Tuesday that McKoy is charged with murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in connection with the death of Jamee Ammons-Maddrey.

Ammons-Maddrey was found in her apartment on Interfaith Terrace at about 5:30 p.m. on Monday by police officers who were conducting a well-being check after a family member said they couldn’t reach her.

Police say McKoy had been with the victim the previous night into the early morning.

McKoy was denied bail by a Dorchester District Court judge and sent to Framingham, where he will be arraigned Thursday in the death of Ammons-Maddrey.

It could not be determined if he has an attorney.

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