Arrest Made in Monday Night Fall River Homicide Case

Bristol County District Attorney’s Office
Thomas M. Quinn III
District Attorney

Press Release
May 23, 2017

A 26-year-old Fall River man has been charged with murder in connection to the Monday night stabbing death of his girlfriend, 36-year-old Kristina Reis.

Scott Rego, of 17 Linden Street, Apartment #3, was charged with murder late this morning and was placed under arrest at Rhode Island Hospital. Mr. Rego was transported to the hospital last night after sustaining an injury, which allegedly occurred during the commission of the homicide.

Fall River Police responded to 17 Linden Street Monday night at 9:18 pm. First responders found the victim on the porch of the home, bleeding from an apparent stab wound. Ms. Reis was rushed to Charlton Memorial Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead. An autopsy will be conducted.

Fall River Police found Mr. Rego inside the Linden Street apartment the couple shared, suffering from a wound to his chest. He was taken to Saint Anne’s Hospital before later being transferred to Rhode Island Hospital.

Mr. Rego will have to first be arraigned in Providence as a fugitive from justice prior to being returned to Massachusetts to be arraigned on the murder charge in Fall River District Court. It is unclear at this time when he will be medically discharged from the hospital and taken to a Providence court for arraignment on the fugitive from justice charge.

The active investigation is being conducted by Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to this office, detectives with the Fall River Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit and Homicide Unit Prosecutors from this office.


Gregg Miliote

Director of Communications