HPD: Husband fatally stabs wife in front of 3 kids in east Houston

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by khou.com staff

khou.com

Posted on May 27, 2011 at 8:08 AM

Updated Friday, May 27 at 11:55 AM

HOUSTON—An east Houston man was taken into custody late Thursday after fatally stabbing his wife in front of the couple’s three children, according to Houston police.

Police responded to a disturbance call at a home in the 12900 block of Orleans at Catherwood around 11 p.m.

They arrived to find a woman, 36-year-old Alicia Saldana Gonzalez, dead from apparent stab wounds.

Police said the woman’s husband, 40-year-old Jesus Gonzalez, had been drinking and began arguing over marital issues. He then allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed his wife multiple times.

The couple’s three children, ages 11 to 16, witnessed the entire ordeal.

Police said the couple had a long history of fighting.

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