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Woman stabbed to death on Tucson's northwest side

Woman stabbed to death on Tucson's northwest side

CREATED Jan 28, 2012

Web Producer: Marissa Pasquet

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) -  Officials with The Pima County Sheriff's Department say a 44-year-old woman has been stabbed to death inside her home on Tucson's north side Friday.

Authorities say the woman's teenage daughter and a young cousin nearby.

According to a news release from The Pima County Sheriff's Department,  emergency officials responded to a 911 call just after midnight Saturday on the 6100 Block of North Ginger Avenue, stating physical domestic violence.

When authorities arrived, deputies found 38-year-old Armando Lopez outside the home covered in blood.

Inside the home, Marie Antoinette Mesa was bleeding from stab wounds. She was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police say Mesa's 16-year-old daughter and a 10-year-old cousin were inside the home and phoned police.

Lopez has been arrested on charges of first-degree murder. He was in custody Saturday morning and wasn't available for comment.

Lopez's relationship with Mesa wasn't immediately clear.