Domestic Dispute Leads to Stabbing Death of Santa Ana Woman, Suspect Arrested
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Written By: Reagan Ta
A Santa Ana man was arrested for murder after a domestic dispute led to the stabbing death of Maria Guadalupe Mota.
Mota, a 51-year-old woman from Santa Ana, was allegedly stabbed in the chest by 40-year-old Ignacio Vazquez Morales. The incident was reported to Santa Ana police around 11:41 AM on Friday, August 26th.
Mota was transported to a local hospital after officers located her in the 200 block of North Gunther Place. She did not survive her wound.
Morales was identified and detained during the preliminary investigation. He now faces murder charges for the stabbing, about which Santa Ana police first said “appear[ed] to have stemmed from a domestic dispute.” Police later added, “The motive for the murder appears to be a result of a failed dating relationship.