HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A Hartford man is charged with murder after he walked into the lobby of the police department Sunday and said he stabbed his girlfriend, according to officials.

Just before 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Pedro Grajalez, 52, told officers working the front desk of the Hartford Police Department that he had just stabbed his girlfriend and that she was in a vehicle parked in front of the department.

Officers secured Grajalez and went to the car, where police said they found 57-year-old Nilda Rivera of New Britain, unresponsive, suffering from multiple injuries. She was taken to the hospital, where police said she was pronounced dead.

Police said they determined the stabbing occurred in the 200 block of Murphy Road near Brainard Airport.

Grajalez was arraigned on a murder charge Monday. He remains in jail after a judge increased his bond from $1.5 million to $3 million. He’s due in court on May 15.

Pedro Grajalez (Hartford Police Department)

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