Court documents: East side man allegedly killed wife in self def - Tucson News Now

Court documents: East side man allegedly killed wife in self defense

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A Tucson man remains in jail, arrested for stabbing his wife to death. Police reports released Friday give more insight into the killing that happened at the couple's home near Broadway and Camino Seco Saturday evening.

Tucson News Now spoke to about a dozen neighbors but no one would go on camera due to the ongoing investigation or because the family has young children. The new reports say Art Slatin called 9-1-1 Saturday night reporting his wife stabbed. She was cut twice in the neck and on her upper chest.

When officers got there, they said the door was blocked and they had to push their way in. The victim, Marcella regained consciousness for a few seconds and told cops who stabbed her. Slatin ran immediately out of the house against the officer's commands.

But Slatin later told investigators his wife tried to stab him first and missed. So he took her to the ground and started stabbing her in self defense.

This incident happened while the family's four children waited outside in their car.

A check at Tucson City Court revealed Marcella Slatin has an arrested record for charges including domestic violence but all cases were dismissed.

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