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Falmouth resident Cleber O. Mariano Jr., 33, will be charged with murder in connection with the death of Danielle Taylor of Mashpee, according to a statement from the Cape & Islands District Attorney’s office released this afternoon, February 11.

He will be arraigned on charges of murder; assault and battery on a family/household member; strangulation and assault with intent to murder.

Falmouth police found a woman, later identified as Ms. Taylor, 30, unconscious, lying on the floor Monday evening, February 8, at the CapeWind Waterfront Resort on Maravista Avenue Extension. She was transported to Falmouth Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

A second person, later identified as Mr. Mariano, was found lying on the bed with injuries to his neck and hand. He was flown by medical helicopter to a hospital in Rhode Island.

As a result of a warrant being lodged in the National Crime Information Center, Mr. Mariano, who was released from the hospital, is being held in a Rhode Island jail, the statement reads.

Since he has indicated a refusal to waive extradition, the district attorney’s office is seeking a governor's warrant that will force the return of the defendant to Massachusetts to stand trial.

Once returned to the commonwealth, Mr. Mariano will be arraigned.

The two had been in a previous dating relationship, according to the district attorney’s office.

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