Photo: Terry Leelewis Hill
SAN JOSE– The San Jose Police Department has announced the arrest an individual wanted in the stabbing death of a San Jose man at his residence.
According to SJPD Officer Gina Tepoorten, “On Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018, at approximately 6:39 PM, San Jose police officers responded to a welfare check in the 1000 block of Chestnut Street in San Jose.”
Officers responded to a grizzly scene where through an unobscured window a 47-year-old victim could be seen suffering from multiple stab wounds. An individual nearby had heard an argument and feared for the victim’s safety, causing them to report the incident to 911. Tepoorten said, “The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.”
During the welfare check and discovery of the deceased person, the suspect (25-year-old Terry Leelewis Hill) returned to the scene. He was arrested during an interview with investigating officers after his answers to questions about his whereabouts during the argument didn’t add up.
Hill was subsequently detained and booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for murder on Wednesday, Dec 12th, 2018. The next court hearing has been scheduled on Dec 14th, 2018. Hill is expected to remain in custody on a no-bail warrant. This was San Jose’s 26th Homicide of the year.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Bert Milliken or Detective John Figone of the San Jose Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 408-277-5283. Persons wishing to remain anonymous may either call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line (408) 947-STOP (7867).
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