Napa police said the Napa man arrested for allegedly stabbing his wife to death admitted to the murder in an interview.
Carlos Everto Hernandez Vega, was arrested Thursday morning on suspicion of murder and use of a deadly weapon while committing a felony in connection with the killing of his wife, Esperanza Robledo Vega, 41, during a domestic dispute.
Police late Friday gave the following updated account of the incident
On Sept. 12, at approximately 3:30 a.m.,
Napa Police received a 911 call from an apartment unit in the 2800 block of
During the phone call to the 911 operator, the juvenile told the dispatcher that her father had stabbed her mother. The victim has been identified as Esperanza Robledo Vega, 41.
At about 3:30 a.m., she was stabbed multiple times by her husband, Carlos Everto Hernandez Vega, during a domestic dispute. Vega was taken into custody at the scene by responding NPD officers.
On arrival, Vega was holding a knife but dropped the knife upon officer’s request. NPD investigations was called to the scene to conduct the investigation.
A search warrant was obtained for the residence allowing law enforcement personnel to search and collect evidence. Evidence pertaining to the criminal act was collected (no information is available about the evidence collected).
Vega was transported to the Napa Police Department where he was interviewed by investigators and admitted to being responsible for the homicide of his wife. Following the interview Vega was booked at Napa County Department of Corrections.
The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information regarding the incident is requested to contact the Napa Police Department and Detective Todd Shulman (707-257-9575, email@example.com).
Update 9/13/13 7:31 a.m.: The Napa Sheriff's Department has identified the woman who was killed Thursday morning as 41-year-old Esperanza Vega. The coroner plans to complete an autopsy early next week.
Bay City News Service
A woman was stabbed to death in Napa early this morning, and investigators have arrested her husband for the killing, police said.
Officers responded to a 911 call at 3:33 a.m. from a 12-year-old girl at an apartment in the 2800 block of Soscol Avenue who said her mother had been stabbed, Napa police Lt. Patrick Manzer said.
They arrived to find the suspect, 42-year-old Carlos Everto Hernandez Vega, in front of the home holding a knife, Napa police said.
The officers told him to drop the knife, and he complied and was
taken into custody, according to police.
Inside the home, police found the body of a 40-year-old woman who had suffered multiple stab wounds. Her name has not yet been released.
Based on interviews and physical evidence found at the scene, police arrested Vega, the victim's husband, on suspicion of murder, police said.
The daughter, who was not physically harmed, was turned over to the custody of family members, police said.
Manzer said he does not yet know whether Vega is the girl's father. No one else was in the apartment at the time of the stabbing, he said.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact Napa police Detective Todd Shulman at (707) 257-9575 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.