Texas man accused of fatally stabbing wife and threatening to jump off bridge
03/16/2023 2:28 pm PDT
AUSTIN, Texas (TCD) -- A 38-year-old man was arrested and charged after allegedly stabbing his 30-year-old wife to death this week and threatening to take his own life.
According to a news release from the Austin Police Department, on Tuesday, March 14, at approximately 3:14 p.m., officers responded to an apartment complex on the 11700 block of Metric Boulevard to a report of a possible stabbing. At the scene, police found Minerva Jiminez suffering from stab wounds, and she died "minutes later."
Approximately 10 minutes later, at around 3:25 p.m., police said officers responded to a report of a man, Jorge Luis Alvarado Blanco, "threatening to jump off the west Parmer Lane bridge over North Interstate Highway 35."
911 callers reportedly told dispatchers that Blanco "wanted to jump off the bridge because he had just killed his wife."
Homicide detectives and crime scene specialists processed the scene and interviewed Blanco and witnesses.
Blanco was arrested without incident and charged with murder.
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