Was this mother killed by someone that was supposed to protect her?

April Joann Terry was murdered on February 27th of 1990 at her residence at 62-64 Taylor Street in Providence. The 32 year old was stabbed to death in her 2nd floor apartment while her four year old daughter watched TV in another room. She was found naked with several stab wounds to her chest and neck at 5:30pm that day. There was no sign of a break in and it is possible that she may have known who her attacker was. Before she was murdered, a boyfriend of hers, violently beat her and was arrested. He was allegedly released the morning she was killed.

According to a family member of April, the boyfriend was not named a suspect in her homicide. Her family thinks otherwise.

It was a bad year for homicides in Providence as the number was more than two dozen that year. If you have any information about this case please the Providence Police Department at 401-243-6360.

1977 High School Yearbook Photo of April Joann Terry