Independent staff report Friday, May. 09, 2008
A dispute between a husband and wife in the early morning hours May 2 left a woman dead and two small children turned over to Child Protective Services.
Around 2:30 a.m., a woman phoned 911 saying her soon-to-be ex-husband was causing a problem at their house near Shaw and Temperance avenues, according to a Clovis police report.
When officers arrived, they found the woman --believed to be in her early 30s -- with critical wounds, a man with minor wounds and two small children at the house. The woman was pronounced dead shortly after at the scene. The man was treated for his injuries and then taken for questioning regarding the homicide, police said.
Police are not yet releasing the names, and had the 2600 block of Sierra Madre Avenue where the home is located closed to traffic for several hours while officers investigated.
This is the first homicide investigation for Clovis police this year.
There were no murders in 2007, and there was one homicide in 2006 when Kelly Renee Jones, 43, was found to have killed 85-year-old Urelda Pricilla Stovall by giving her a toxic amount of morphine and methadone, a drug used to treat heroin and morphine addictions. Jones was Stovall's caretaker.
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