Wife charged in husband's death told police: 'I stabbed him'

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RED HILL, Oahu (HawaiiNewsNow) - The woman who's accused of fatally stabbing her husband at their Red Hill apartment Sunday told police at the scene that they had been drinking and fighting before "I stabbed him," court documents released Wednesday said.

Evelin Iturbide, 23, has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of her husband, a sergeant in the Marines. Her bail has been set at $750,000.

Juan Iturbide, a native of Orange, Calif., was 24 and served as a food service specialist at Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Hawaii. He joined the service in 2012.

His wife was arrested shortly after police arrived at the Moanalua Hillside apartments on Ala Kapuna Street about 11:15 p.m.

In court documents released Wednesday, police said Iturbide suffered a puncture wound on his neck and that his blood was on the carpet and walls.

Evelin Iturbide initially told police that she found her husband like that.

She had been putting their child to sleep, she said, heard yelling near the front door, went to investigate and found her husband bleeding on the floor.

But Iturbide subsequently asked to speak to an officer in private, according to the court documents, and admitted to stabbing her husband.

She said the two were drinking and her husband got aggressive and started choking her.

When he released her, she said, "she ran to the kitchen ... (and) grabbed a knife."

A neighbor, who asked not to be identified, described the scene after the stabbing as gruesome.

"I saw a blood trail leading from their apartment all the way down the stairs to where the EMS was parked," the neighbor said. "He was reportedly to be taken to the hospital alive so I did see him in his last moments. I feel really sorry for the family, for their daughter, definitely for their families back home."

A woman who was in the apartment and performed CPR on the victim said the couple was arguing before the stabbing.

Sources say police recovered a 12-inch kitchen knife at the scene.

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