A Pennsylvania woman fatally stabbed her husband of 41 years on Sunday, after he told her he didn’t need her anymore and was going to kick her out of their apartment, city police said.
Kathleen Herencia was arrested soon after the Sunday attack, and arraigned early Monday morning on a single homicide charge.
She is being held in Lehigh County Jail without bail.
Kathleen Herencia was the one who called police a minute before 3 p.m. Sunday, claiming she stabbed her husband and he stabbed her.
Police responded to the couple’s apartment, and found 66-year-old Roger Herencia in a bedroom with several stab wounds to his back and chest.
Roger Herencia was rushed to emergency surgery at St. Luke’s University Hospital in Fountain Hill, but succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 4:32 p.m., police said.
Kathleen Herencia was in a bloody nightgown, and police said she had wounds to her arms and legs. In a later interview with police, the woman reportedly said she cut herself, and her husband did not cut her.
Kathleen Herencia reported she became angry after her husband said he didn’t need her anymore and was going kick her out of their West Bethlehem apartment, police said.
The elderly woman grabbed a knife, stabbed her husband and then herself on the arms and legs, police said.