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Marcelo Ochoa-Sanchez stabbed Karen Escobar in street, then returned home for new knife (70)

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Update: Marcelo Ochoa-Sanchez has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife, Karen Escobar -- and no wonder. According to police, Ochoa-Sanchez stabbed Escobar in the street in clear view of numerous witnesses -- then went back to his apartment, grabbed another knife and returned with the intention of stabbing her some more.

What led to this public display of disaffection? A probable cause statement on view below quotes Sanchez as saying he'd seen Escobar making a phone call early on April 12. He assumed she was talking to someone named Salvador, and the idea of this conversation clearly made him unhappy -- because he grabbed her phone on his way to work with the idea of checking it for calls.

The phone log showed several calls from a "Claudia" -- but instead of being reassured, Sanchez decided this was a code name for Salvador. So upon his return home, he grabbed a ten-inch kitchen knife and headed toward Escobar. She immediately split through the patio door, but he caught up with her on the street and stabbed her more than five times.

Apparently, though, he was dissatisfied with the blade -- because he tossed it away and went back to the townhouse they shared and grabbed a knife he presumably liked better. But before he could try it out, Denver Police arrived. He quickly pocketed the knife, but the cops didn't have any trouble finding it after they ordered him to the ground.

By the way, Sanchez allegedly told police his intention was to kill Escobar. Unfortunately, he succeeded.

Look below to see a large look at Escobar's booking photo and the probable cause statement, followed by our previous coverage.

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Marcelo Ochoa-Sanchez.


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