A Brighton man has been charged with murder in the apparent homicide of a 56-year-old woman in an Oak Square home.

A Brighton man has been charged with murder in the apparent homicide of a 56-year-old woman in an Oak Square home.

About 2:31 p.m. Tuesday, officers from District D-14 (Allston and Brighton) responded to 73 Nonantum St. to investigate a report of a dead person.

When they arrived, officers were directed to an apartment where they found the body of the victim, who had been stabbed multiple stab wounds. The suspect of that homicide, who was still on scene, was placed under arrest and taken to the district station for booking.

The suspect has been identified as Luis A. Marquez, 26, of Brighton. He works at the Perkins School for the Blind, according to a school source. Marquez graduated from the Watertown school in 2002.

News of the arrest shocked the campus, according to Perkins spokeswoman Marilyn Rea Beyer.

“The Perkins community here is stunned and deeply, deeply saddened by the tragedy in Brighton yesterday,” she said.

Marquez has been booked and charged with murder and was to be arraigned at Brighton District Court today.

The victim and the suspect appear to have been acquainted with each other, according to a preliminary investigation.

Allston/Brighton TAB