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Man held who allegedly stabbed and threatened to kill his partner in front of daughter



According to the police, the accused man allegedly attacked his partner in the presence of his minor daughter, stabbing her in the shoulder with a kitchen knife, and threatened to kill her and burn her house down.

By The Star Staff


The Puerto Rico Police Bureau said Tuesday that agents captured José Miguel Ortiz Laracuente, who is accused of stabbing his partner in front of his youngest daughter in San Germán on Sunday.


According to the police, Ortiz Laracuente, 35, was arrested Monday night by agents from the Mayagüez Intelligence and Arrests Division on Ramón Arbona Avenue in Mayagüez.


The police investigation indicates that the subject allegedly attacked his partner in different parts of the body in the presence of his minor daughter. He stabbed her in the shoulder with a kitchen knife, threatened to kill her and to burn her house down.


Due to those alleged actions, prosecutor Hassan Maldonado of the Mayagüez Prosecutor’s Office found cause against Ortiz Laracuente on five charges, after which the court set bail at $2.5 million.


The investigation was led by agents Pablo López, from the precinct, and Ernesto Ramos and Carlos Lugo from the Criminal Investigation Corps of Mayagüez.


The police indicated that the accused individual has a criminal record from a previous case of robbery.

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