Police: Husband arrested in wife's stabbing death
Czarina Nafarrate, Cory Marshall
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TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A woman is dead after she was stabbed at her home on Tucson's eastside Saturday night.
Officers located an injured 35-year-old woman at a home in the 500 block of North Evelyn Avenue, near Broadway Blvd. and Camino Seco, according to Sgt. Maria Hawke with the Tucson Police Department.
Paramedics responded to the scene and determined that the woman, Marcela Julie Ann Slatin, was suffering from life-threatening injuries after being stabbed several times, Hawke said. EMT's transported the woman to the hospital, where she later died.
"I can tell you that there was definitely a physical altercation between them. The husband did have some minor scrapes and scratches. Ultimately, she was stabbed multiple times," TPD Sgt. Chris Widmer told 9OYS.
When police arrived on scene, Slatin's husband, 38-year-old Art Slatin was inside the home. Three of the couple's children were outside of the house in the family van. Police say the 38-year-old was getting ready to leave with the three children, all under the age seven, before the incident. Another child, a 16-year-old boy, was away at work.
Detectives from the Domestic Violence Unit and the Homicide Unit responded to the home shortly after the stabbing. They determined that Slatin and her husband got in a fight and during the altercation, Mr. Stalin stabbed his wife several times, Hawke said.
Mr. Slatin was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. He is being held on $50,000 bond.