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Riverside Man, 51, Behind Bars For Allegedly Stabbing Wife To Death

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RIVERSIDE (CBS) — Authorities say a 51-year-old Riverside man is behind bars for allegedly stabbing his wife to death.

The couple had three children. They have been taken into protective custody.

Bernardino Martinez was booked on suspicion of murder, according to Riverside Police.

One of the Martinez children allegedly called 911 about 7:50 a.m. Saturday.

When police arrived on scene at the house in the 6600 block of Chadbourne Avenue, they found a woman fatally stabbed.

The woman, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead at Parkview Community Hospital Medical Center.

The children have since been turned over to relatives, according to County Child Protective Services.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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