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Woman killed, man wounded in Lemon Grove stabbings

Posted at 5:09 PM, Apr 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-18 18:23:28-04

LEMON GROVE (CNS) - A woman died and a man was injured during a domestic disturbance at a residence in Lemon Grove, authorities said Saturday.

The incident happened at about 7:30 p.m. Friday at a residence in the 2200 block of Dain Court, according to Lt. Thomas Seiver of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

A man and woman were reportedly arguing and when deputies arrived, they heard screaming inside the residence and forced entry when nobody answered the door, Seiver said. Inside, deputies found a man and a woman who were stabbed.

Authorities identified the couple as 30-year-old Rhona Barcelon and 31-year-old Jay Barcelon. Based on the investigation, homicide detectives believe Jay stabbed Rhona while inside their home. Jay also sustained injuries during the altercation.

Both were taken to a hospital, the lieutenant said, but Rhona was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. Jay underwent surgery and was expected to survive.

The sheriff's homicide unit is investigating.

A GoFundMe has been started for Rhona's memorial.