Woman stabbed by husband identified

August 29, 2013 

Marlene Rubi Sosa Fajardo

Marlene Rubi Sosa Fajardo


— A woman who investigators say was stabbed to death by her husband was identified Thursday as 30-year-old Marlene Rubi Sosa Fajardo.

Her husband, Jose Fajardo, 32, was arrested on suspicion of murder Wednesday morning after his brother called police to report he was attacking Sosa Fajardo.

She was dead from at least one stab wound when deputies found her at her home in the 200 block of Santa Ana Avenue.

Fajardo surrendered peacefully. The couple's children, a 9-year-old boy and 5-year-old girl, were at home when their mother was killed but did not witness the assault.

They are now in the custody of child protective services. Fajardo is scheduled to be arraigned today in Stanislaus Superior Court.

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