A husband and wife were rushed to the hospital Friday morning after both were stabbed repeatedly in what appears to be a domestic violence incident in southwest Fresno, police reported.
The stabbings took place at an unknown location. Police were called about 10:19 a.m. to a home near Reverend Chester Riggins and South Eunice avenues and learned that the 42-year-old husband, Ramiro Mendez, had stabbed his 29-year-old wife, who is two months pregnant, repeatedly in the upper thigh and other parts of her body and stomped on her several times, bloodying her face and head, Lt. Joe Gomez said.
The victim told police Mendez had been assaulting her for the last few days. On Friday, after accusing her of looking at other men, Mendez started stabbing her, Gomez said. A nearby man intervened to stop the attack and ended up stabbing Mendez several times in the head and body. The victim told him that she wished he had not intervened because she fears Mendez will kill her later. The man who stopped the attack on the victim left the scene and was not identified.
Mendez and his wife, who was not identified, were taken to Community Regional Medical Center and are expected to survive. There was no immediate word on the condition of the woman’s unborn child.
Once Mendez is released from the hospital, he will be booked on charges of felony domestic violence, assault with a deadly weapon, terrorist threats and false imprisonment, Gomez said.