Phoenix Woman's Husband Allegedly Stabbed Her to Death in Front of Her Five Children
Maria Gonzalez was stabbed to death on Friday, although her husband, Salvador Garcia-Sanchez, was just arrested yesterday since he remained hospitalized after accidentally stabbing himself during the alleged murder.
According to court documents obtained by New Times, Garcia-Sanchez, 31, dragged his wife across their apartment by her hair, and stabbed her twice in the chest with a butcher knife.
Phoenix police Sergeant Steve Martos tells New Times the stabbing came after an argument Garcia-Sanchez and Gonzalez were having about money.
Four of the five children were fathered by Garcia-Sanchez, and are between the ages of 6 and 12.
Garcia-Sanchez was pronounced dead a little more than 30 minutes after the stabbing.
According to the court documents, Garcia-Sanchez fell over at some point during the incident, and he was stabbed in the chest as he fell on the knife he was holding, resulting in his hospitalization.
Garcia-Sanchez faces charges of first-degree murder and kidnapping, and was denied bond.
Garcia-Sanchez had been in ICE custody due to illegal-immigration charges, and although authorities state in court documents that Garcia-Sanchez may flee to Mexico if he's released, it's not clear if that's where he emigrated from.