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Man held in stabbing death of his girlfriend, authorities say

March 5, 2013 | 10:18 pm

Emilio MartinezA man suspected of stabbing to death his 63-year-old girlfriend in Montebello has turned himself in after fleeing to Mexico, authorities said Tuesday night.

Carmen King was found mortally wounded in her home Feb. 20 in the 600 block North 20th Street.

After the stabbing, detectives received information that King's boyfriend, Emilio Martinez, had fled to Mexico, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Investigators were able to communicate with the 51-year-old Martinez and encouraged him to surrender, authorities said.

On Monday, Martinez "turned himself in for the murder of Carmen King" at the San Ysidro Port of Entry on the U.S.-Mexico border, the Sheriff's Department said in a statement. He was being held in lieu of $1-million bail.

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Photo: Emilio Martinez Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

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