Man Fatally Stabs Girlfriend While Toddler is Home

The man was arrested in Chula Vista Saturday night, emerging from a residence carrying his three-year-old daughter

By Wendy Fry
|  Sunday, Dec 2, 2012  |  Updated 12:28 PM PDT
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Man Fatally Stabs Girlfriend While Toddler is Home

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Chula Vista police arrested a 22-year-old man Saturday night for allegedly stabbing his girlfriend to death in front of the couple's 3-year-old child.

Officers responded to reports of domestic violence in the 1100-block Morgan Hill Road around 7:15 p.m., police said.

The victim, Yesenia Lynn, 21, was found dead in an upstairs bedroom. Her body had multiple stab wounds, according to police.

Officers on scene had to negotiate with suspect Michael Chavez by telephone to convince him to come outside. He walked out of the home carrying his 3-year-old daughter.

Police said the child was not injured during the incident. She was safely taken into custody.

Homicide detectives and the Chula Vista Police Department Family Protection Unit are investigating.

Chavez was booked into jail on suspicion of first degree murder. He is scheduled to be arraigned in court on Wednesday.

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