When a domestic violence incident ended fatally, police stormed the home of an engaged couple.
When Andrew Wagner was pronounced dead at the scene, his fiancé Stephanie Fernandes was charged with his alleged murder.
What happened to Andrew Wagner?
On May 7, 2014, Stephanie Fernandes fatally stabbed her fiancé, Andrew Wagner.
While serving as a Correctional Officer, Andrew lived with Stephanie and her daughter Angelina in Worcester, Massachusetts.
On the night of Andrew’s death, a verbal altercation broke out between him and Stephanie, which escalated into a physical altercation.
An autopsy confirmed the cause of death was a stab wound to the neck.
During Stephanie’s trial for Andrew’s alleged murder, his sister Jill testified: “My parents and I have been waiting to speak, to have a voice, to give my brother a voice and to get him the justice he deserves to save his name to cleanse.” the blatant lies that have been spat out of the mouths of Stephanie Fernandes and her attorneys for more than eight years.
“When you look at Stephanie Fernandes, you see a face of evil, of someone who has no regard for her actions, who is incapable of love, and who has shown no remorse or guilt for killing my brother.”
During testimony from his mother, Melissa Wagner, the grieving parent said in court, “She took Andrew’s joy and zest for life.”
“She took away all of Andrew’s family and friends. She took Andrew’s dreams of a family of his own.”
“She took all of Andrew’s money. It has robbed Andrew of his dignity and self-respect.”
“When there was nothing, nothing, nothing left to take, she took Andrew’s life.”
She then begged the judge to “take away the one thing that matters most” from Stephanie.
“Take her freedom for as long as possible.”
On June 23, 2022, a jury found Stephanie guilty of first degree manslaughter.
Where is Stephanie Fernandes now?
On October 14, 2022, Stephanie was sentenced to 8–10 years in prison.
Throughout the trial, she maintained her innocence and insisted that Andrew’s death was in self-defense.
She is serving her sentence at Massachusetts Correctional Institution Framingham; In 2026 she can be released on parole.
Recalling the incident, Stephanie testified in court, “It happened so fast I ran into the kitchen.”
“I took a knife, held it in my hand and said, ‘Don’t!’ However, I kept yelling, “Don’t get too close to me. Don’t come near me.”
“Put the gun on my head, choked me, and he yelled, ‘I’m going to kill you, you fucking bitch.’
“Andy, um, ran right up to me and said, ‘Give me the knife, you fucking bastard,’ and he put his hand on my throat and grabbed my hand and tried to headbutt me.
“And he said, ‘Steph, I think I was stabbed.’ I just stood there, I was shocked. I think we were both shocked.
How can I watch 48 hours?
On March 11, 2023, the investigation into Andrew’s death was revisited in an episode of 48 Hours entitled What Angelina Saw.
This Saturday, the episode aired at 10 p.m. EST on CBS.
What Angelina Saw is available to stream on Paramount+ and Pluto TV.