Gila Bend man kills wife out of jealousy, MCSO deputies say

GILA BEND, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — A woman is dead in Gila Bend after her husband killed her on Wednesday morning, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

The woman’s brother called around 2:30 a.m. after his brother-in-law, 55-year-old Martin F. Alvarez, dropped off his two young nephews. He also said that Alvarez admitted to killing the brother-in-law’s sister, 47-year-old Amelia Alvarez, and then went back to his house. When deputies arrived at Alvarez’s home, he admitted to killing Amelia, records say.

“I did it, I cut her throat,” he said, according to court records. Deputies detained Alvarez and entered the home to find Amelia lying on the floor in a pool of blood. Deputies and Gila Bend Fire Department paramedics tried to save her, but she was declared dead at the home.

During an interview, Alvarez told deputies that he killed Amelia because he thought she was cheating on him, court records say. He grabbed a knife and went to her while she was sleeping, and…


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