One man was stabbed to death and a woman was stabbed in the hand late Saturday evening in Cutler, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department said.
Deputies responded to a 911 call in the 12700 block of Alta Drive, where they found an unconscious man who had been stabbed repeatedly. The victim was transported to Kaweah Delta Medical Center, where he later died.
The female victim told deputies where to find the suspect, who was still hiding at the scene. He was identified as Jose Luis Mata, 27, and arrested without incident.
The sheriff’s department said the woman, identified only as the 25-year-old wife of the fallen man, suffered her injuries while trying to stop Mata from attacking her husband. She was taken to Kaweah Delta Medical Center for treatment and later released.