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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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