UPDATE: Man accused of murdering girlfriend in Marshfield pleads not-guilty from hospital bed

The man accused in the fatal stabbing of a woman in the hallway outside of her Marshfield apartment this week has been arraigned from his bed at South Shore Hospital in South Weymouth where he is under armed guard.

The arraignment was scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m.  at the bedside of the suspect who calls himself Marcelo Almeida, but it was delayed a short time, and then Almeida entered a not-guilty plea.

The suspect is accused of stabbing to death his former girlfriend, Patricia Frois, Monday inside “Building Number 1” of the Village of Marshfield Apartments and then leading police on a manhunt before he was captured around 11:30 a.m.

Almeida, who authorities on Monday said was a Brazilian national, may have entered the country illegally. In a statement issued late Monday night, authorities say the suspect had a passport bearing the visa number of a Kuwaiti woman, who was issued documents in Beirut back in 2003. They continue to try and confirm his true identity.

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