Saturday, April 30, 2011

Newark, CA: Newark Man Faces Arraignment Today in Stabbing Death

he Newark man arrested on suspicion of murder Wednesday morning is scheduled to be arraigned at 2 p.m. today at the Fremont Hall of Justice.

Jason Otis Monroe, 33, was arrested by Newark police after a woman was found dead, apparently of stab wounds, in what is said to be his home on the 36600 block of Cherry Street, police said.

The woman was identified Thursday as Evangeline Supeda Contillo. She was 25. Police have not disclosed whether she is a Newark resident.

Newark police found Monroe with his clothes and hands bloodied at 11:31 a.m. Wednesday in front of the residence, according to Commander Bob Douglas of the Newark Police Department.

Neither Contillo's cause of death nor a possible motive had been released by authorities as of 10 p.m. Thursday.

Efforts to reach the Monroe family at the residence were unsuccessful Thursday, but a simple memorial sat on the porch of the Cherry Street home.

Newark Patch has not been able to contact the Contillo family yet, but what appears to be a memorial page in Contillo's name has been created on Facebook.

No other information has been released police, and the investigation is ongoing. Police did confirm that they have been called to the residence before.

"Newark Police Department has responded to that address several times and has contacted Mr. Monroe," Douglas said at a press conference Wednesday afternoon.

Monroe is being held without bail at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.

No comments: