Monday, March 26, 2012

San Leandro, CA: San Leandro: Man held in woman's stabbing death

A suspect was arrested early Saturday in the stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend in San Leandro, police said.

Edgar Alfonso Vasquez, 25, of San Leandro allegedly stabbed Annellie Marie Moreno, who had recently broken up with him, said San Leandro police Sgt. Ted Henderson.Her body was found slumped over in the driver's seat of her family's Chevrolet Traverse parked outside her home on the 300 block of Best Avenue about 4 p.m. Friday, police said.

The woman had been stabbed numerous times and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

A close friend of the woman saw Vasquez stab the victim as he stood outside her vehicle, Henderson said. The suspect was angry that Moreno did not want to get back together, he said.

On Friday night, police found Vasquez's car around the corner from his home on 162nd Avenue in San Leandro and took up positions around the residence, police said. A SWAT team found Vasquez hiding in a bedroom early Saturday, police said. He resisted arrest and was bitten by an Alameda County sheriff's dog, police said. The suspect is being treated at a local hospital while under police guard.

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