NATIONAL CITY -- Five children are in the care of family members in Tijuana after their father was jailed for allegedly stabbing their mother to death at a National City home Tuesday night.
The children, who range in age from 4 to 16, were visiting their relatives across the border at the time 38-year-old Angelica Maria Hernandez was found unresponsive and suffering from a stab wound to her chest at the residence at 2503 I Ave., according to a National City police statement.
Police and paramedics attempted to revive her, but she died at the scene late Tuesday.
The victim's husband and children's father, 43-year-old Jose De Jesus Hernandez, called 911 around 10:15 p.m. Tuesday and told authorities he had stabbed his wife, police said. He was still at the home when police officers arrived.
Hernandez was subsequently arrested on suspicion of murder based on statements he made and evidence at the scene, according to the police statement.
Police said their investigation was ongoing.