A domestic argument turned deadly on New Year’s Eve in Waltham as 51-year-old Julio Resto allegedly stabbed his wife to death, according to local media reports. 

The incident occurred on Clocktower Drive in Waltham, about four miles away from Brandeis. New England Cable News reported that Resto and his wife, 42-year-old Gloria Resto, had been arguing because he did not buy her a Christmas gift, and she reportedly told him to move out of their home. 

Director of Public Safety Ed Callahan declined to comment on the incident, directing requests for comment to the Waltham Police Department because “this tragic crime did not happen at, or have any connection to, Brandeis,” he wrote in an email to the Justice.

Resto, who is charged with first-degree murder and seven counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, has pleaded not guilty, according to the Boston Globe. 

An article in Waltham Wicked Local said that Resto is being held without bail at Bridgewater State Hospital, and his next court appearance will be a bail review hearing on Jan. 28. 

There have been at least two high-profile murders in the last three years in Waltham. In 2013, Jared Remy, son of famed Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy, murdered his girlfriend Jennifer Martel in a domestic dispute and was later given a sentence of life in prison without parole.

In 2011, three men were found dead at an apartment on Harding Avenue in Waltham. Brendan Mess, Erik Weissman and Raphael Teken ’98 were killed in an apparent drug robbery. Later, deceased Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev was connected to the crime and is still considered a key suspect, according to media reports.   

—Sam Mintz