Homicide affidavit gives more details on man accused of stabbing wife in North Austin

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — An arrest affidavit provided more details on a homicide in North Austin that left one person dead on March 14.

According to the affidavit, a witness at an apartment complex on the 11700 block of Metric Boulevard called 911 and said a woman, Minerva Jimenez, 30, was stabbed and thought she was dying.

The witness told police he heard Jimenez screaming to call 911, the affidavit said.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found Jimenez, who appeared to have multiple stab wounds, the affidavit said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Then, at about 3:25 p.m., the dispatch began receiving multiple 911 calls for a man standing on the West Parmer Lane bridge on North Interstate 35.

Additionally, the callers said the man had blood all over his arms and hands. Witnesses said “it appears he wanted to jump off the bridge,” according to the affidavit.

Shortly after officers arrived on the bridge, they were able to find and detain the suspect, the affidavit said. Officials at the scene saw blood on him, which they said was not his and that he was not injured.

However, he told first responders in Spanish, “I murdered my wife,” the affidavit said.

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Other people who lived in the apartment told police the suspect would leave for a few days when angry, the affidavit said. The suspect left the Sunday before the incident due to disagreements between him and Jimenez. At one point during the discussion, Jimenez told the suspect that he “she felt like a servant.”

Additionally, the suspect threatened Jimenez and their family and also threatened “he would kill himself,” the affidavit said.

After the incident, a person who lived in the apartment spoke to an employee of the complex, who said Jimenez had recently asked for the apartment’s locks to be changed.

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