Grand Junction: Man tells police he killed wife in front of child
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – Grand Junction police say a 24-year-old man killed his wife by stabbing her several times in the neck in front of their 2-year-old daughter.
Police say Octavio Vargas-Herrera told detectives he killed his wife Sunday evening after she told him she didn’t love him anymore. Police say Vargas-Herrera’s brother, Luis Vargas, found the body of 23-year-old Jeana Ann Vargas at her home.
Grand Junction Police say Vargas told police his brother dropped of his daughter at their mother’s home Sunday night but didn’t come into the house. Vargas says his brother told him he had killed his wife and that he was going to kill himself.
Vargas-Herrera later surrendered to police. He made his first appearance in court Monday and faces a first-degree murder charge.