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Husband arrested in death of wife who was strangled

March 5, 2012 |  5:40 pm

Recent homicdes reported in Montebello.
A 63-year-old woman was apparently strangled at her Montebello apartment by her 72-year-old husband who then stabbed himself, authorities said Monday evening.

The husband was arrested on suspicion of killing his wife after he was treated for self-inflicted stab wounds at the scene in the the senior citizen living center in the 2000 block of West Whittier Boulevard, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

There were no witnesses to the incident, but it was being investigated as a domestic-violence murder, the department said in a statement.

The man and his slain wife were discovered in the apartment by family members. The incident was reported about 11 a.m. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Since January 2007, at least 14 slayings have been reported in Montebello, according to a Times Homicide Report database.


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Map shows homicides reported in Montebello since 2007. Credit: Times Homicide Report