Hialeah SWAT Standoff Ends, Family Members Say 2 Dead

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    A man stabbed his girlfriend to death before turning the knife on himself at a SWAT standoff at a home in Hialeah late Sunday, family members said. Nbc 6's Christina Hernandez has the story. (Published Monday, Jul 14, 2014)

    A man stabbed his girlfriend to death before turning the knife on himself at a SWAT standoff at a home in Hialeah late Sunday, family members said.

    The SWAT team responded after a man reportedly barricaded himself inside a home in the 600 block of E. 63rd Street shortly after 8 p.m., Hialeah Police said.

    2 Dead in Hialeah SWAT Standoff: Family

    [MI] 2 Dead in Hialeah SWAT Standoff: Family
    A Hialeah SWAT standoff ended with two dead after a man stabbed his girlfriend then turned the knife on himself, family members said. Rosana Sabatiel was killed in the incident, family members said. (Published Monday, Jul 14, 2014)

    Police said SWAT officers discovered the bodies of 40-year-old Julian Ovalle and 31-year-old Rossana Sabater as soon as they entered the home.

    Hialeah SWAT Standoff Ends

    [MI] Hialeah SWAT Standoff Ends
    A SWAT team responded after a man reportedly barricaded himself inside a Hialeah home late Sunday. The incident began sometime around 8 p.m. at a home in the 600 block of E. 63rd Street, Hialeah Police said. (Published Monday, Jul 14, 2014)

    Police and family members both said the cause of the couple's domestic dispute was unknown.

    "I don't know, I can't explain this," said Sabater's great uncle, Sebastian Acosta. "He killed her with a knife, her throat."

    Police also said there was evidence of a fire that was set or started during the dispute.

    Acosta said Sabater left behind three children ages 4 to 15. Two of those children were Ovalle's and another was from Sabater's previous relationship, according to police.

    No further information was immediately available.

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