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Boyfriend Arrested In Connection With Fatal Stabbing Of Woman In Palmdale

PALMDALE (CBSLA.com) — Deputies Sunday arrested the boyfriend of a woman who was found stabbed to death in Palmdale.

Jose Martinez was taken into custody after being identified as a person of interest in connection with the stabbing death of the unidentified woman.

The 37-year-old man was arrested as he sat on a bus bench, deputies said. He has since been booked on suspicion of murder with bail set at $1 million.

The Saturday afternoon incident, which was reported as a person not breathing, occurred about 1:30 p.m.

When deputies arrived to the home in the 38000 block of 3rd Street East, they found the woman in her home with a stab wound to her upper torso.

Deputies said in a department statement that they have since learned that the woman was fighting with her boyfriend earlier in the day, according to witness statements.

Anyone with information about this case was asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

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