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Man Wanted In Connection To Girlfriend’s Fatal Stabbing Surrenders At Mexican Border

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(credit: Los Angeles Sheriff's Department)

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A man accused of fatally stabbing his 63-year-old girlfriend in Montebello last month surrendered to authorities at the Mexican border on Monday.

Emilio Martinez, 51, was booked at the Lakewood Sheriff’s Station and is being held on $1 million bail in connection to the Feb. 20 killing of Carmen King, according to Deputy Mark Pope of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau.

King’s body was discovered at her residence in the 600 block of North 20th Street when her neighbors were doing a welfare check.

Martinez was quickly named as a person of interest and fled to Mexico.

Investigators, however, were able to contact him and convince him to turn himself in at the San Ysidro Point of Entry, which is on the border between the U.S. and Mexico.

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