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Las Cruces man accused of fatally stabbing wife now jailed

Las Cruces man accused of fatally stabbing wife now jailed

The Associated Press
Created: November 15, 2019 08:32 AM

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Police in Las Cruces say a man suspected of fatally stabbing his wife has been released from a hospital and booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center.
    
They say 44-year-old Juan Lopez-Banos is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder in the death of 41-year-old Amberly Busby Lopez.
    
Police were dispatched to the couple’s home Saturday night and reported finding a woman dead on the floor and Lopez-Banos on a sofa with a kitchen knife in his chest.
    
Investigators learned Lopez-Banos feared his wife was planning to leave him and he allegedly stabbed her and then turned the knife on himself.
    
Police officers interviewed Lopez-Banos at the hospital where he allegedly acknowledged stabbing his wife multiple times before attempting to commit suicide.
    
It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.

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