HAYWARD, Calif. (KTVU) - A 40-year-old man on Friday was charged in the stabbing death of his wife in Hayward, police said.
On Tuesday, at about 5:40 p.m. officers responded to a report of a stabbing in the 24000 block of Willimet Way.
Responding officers found a woman, later identified as 38-year-old Maria Hernandez of Hayward, suffering from stab wounds.
Paramedics responded to the schene, however, Hernandez was pronounced dead.
The woman's husband, Elmer Ugarte was arrested a short time after later, authorities said.
Ugarte was charged by the Alameda County District Attorney's Office with Hernandez's murder and child endangerment.
Hayward police said the couple's 11-year-old daughter witnessed the stabbing, adding that the girl and her 12-year-old brother were left alone as their dad fled to Mountain View before his arrest.
He's being held at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.