Oklahoma City mom stabbed to death in front of 5 kids; suspect arrested
KFOR / Oklahoma County
Selena Escalera-Pacheco, Gabriel Aguilar

By K. Butcher, KFOR

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) -- A man accused of a stabbing a metro mother to death inside her own apartment was arrested, Oklahoma City police say.

According to police, officers responded to an apartment complex around 3:15 p.m. Saturday regarding an assault on a female.

Selena Escalera-Pacheco was found stabbed to death inside her own apartment.

A friend found her body in the bedroom of one of Pacheco’s five children. Police said they watched in horror while their mother was murdered right in front of them.

Police said the 24-year-old was stabbed several times.

Police said DHS did take Pacheco’s five children into custody unharmed.

On Tuesday, police announced Gabriel Aguilar, 24, has been arrested in connection to Pacheco’s murder.

He was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on multiple complaints, including first-degree murder.

MORE: Police: Man accused of stabbing metro mother to death arrested - KFOR

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