Reports: UA stabbing suspect believed victim having affair with wife

2013-05-06T11:42:00Z 2013-05-07T08:14:34Z Reports: UA stabbing suspect believed victim having affair with wifeVeronica M. Cruz Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
May 06, 2013 11:42 am  • 

The suspect who stabbed another man on the University of Arizona campus last week believed the victim was having an affair with his wife, documents show.

The victim was arriving for work on May 1 when he was approached by his co-worker, Jose de Jesus Cuevas-Hernandez who asked him about jumper cables and then stabbed him twice, according to a search warrant related to the case.

The stabbing happened shortly before 7 a.m. near the Park Student Union on North Tyndall Avenue between Fourth and Fifth Streets.

“It appears Mister Hernandez believed that the victim was having some sort of an affair with his wife, which has not been substantiated...and attacked him for that reason,” a UA police officer stated in the search warrant.

The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police are still searching for Cuevas-Hernandez who fled the scene in a tan Chevrolet Malibu.

The vehicle was found the day after the stabbing at the home of one of the suspect’s friends, according to the search warrant. The resident of the home told police Cuevas-Hernandez had been staying in his his shed for a few days, the search warrant said.

Cuevas-Hernandez is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall with dark curly hair, a bushy mustache and a mole on his right cheek.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call 911.

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