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UPDATE: Man charged with murder after stabbing and killing his wife, police say

Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 1:13pm

An El Paso man has been charged with murder after police say he stabbed and killed his wife early Saturday morning.

El Paso police say the incident happened at a home on the 300 block of Pasodale near the border highway.

When officers arrived at 12:30 a.m., they say they found 66-year-old Maria Duarte lifeless, with multiple stab wounds.

The Crime Against Persons (CAP) has revealed Maria's husbad, 74-year-old Isaac Duarte used a knife to stab Maria several times in the chest and back.

Officials say Maria died from the injuries.

Isaac proceeded to hurt himself with the knife; he's been treated at a local hospital, according to police.

Isaac has been booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility on a $200,000 bond.

Original Story:

A woman died shortly after midnight after she was stabbed in a home near the intersection of Pasodale and Independence in El Paso's Lower Valley.

Police responded to the stabbing at around 12:40 a.m. and found 66 year old Maria Duarte dead with multiple stab wounds.

According to police the victim's husband, 74 year old Isaac Duarte, used a knife to stab her several times in the chest and back area. Duarte then stabbed himself and sustained minor injuries.

Duarte was arrested and has been charged with murder. His bond has been set at $200,000. 


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