Woman Stabbed By Husband in Miami: Police

Woman in extremely critical condition after stabbing in Miami: Police

By Willard Shepard and Brian Hamacher
|  Friday, Aug 9, 2013  |  Updated 6:01 PM EDT
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A woman was hospitalized after she was stabbed multiple times by her husband, who then shot himself Friday morning, Miami Police said. NBC 6's Willard Shepard spoke with neighbor Islaydes Leon about the incident.

A woman was hospitalized after she was stabbed multiple times by her husband, who then shot himself Friday morning, Miami Police said. NBC 6's Willard Shepard spoke with neighbor Islaydes Leon about the incident.

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Husband Stabs Wife, Shoots Himself: Miami Police

Police are investigating after a man stabbed his wife then shot himself in Miami, police said. Miami Police spokeswoman Kenia Reyes describes the incident.
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A woman was hospitalized after she was stabbed multiple times by her husband, who then shot himself Friday morning, Miami Police said.

Ricardo Monzon, 42, stabbed wife Mildred Perestelo, 36, after the two got into an argument at Perestelo's apartment building in the 4700 block of Northwest 7th Street, Miami Police spokeswoman Kenia Reyes said.

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Monzon stabbed Perestelo multiple times and left her in a pool of blood, Reyes said. He then went to his own home where he shot himself in the head with a shotgun, Reyes said.

Perestelo was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center in extremely critical condition, Reyes said.

Monzon survived the gunshot wound and was also hospitalized, Reyes said.

According to Reyes, the couple has been married 19 years and have three children but have been separated. The three children, ages 18, 9 and 7, were in their mother's apartment but didn't witness the stabbing, Reyes said.

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She said the couple has a history of domestic violence. Court records show Monzon has previously been arrested for domestic assault and abuse, but was not prosecuted.

Detectives said neighbors heard an argument in the hallway before the stabbing.

"It's the first time that we have something in this neighborhood," neighbor Islaydes Leon said. "This is a safe neighborhood. All of the people who live here are old people. And they are nice. I don't know how this happened."

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