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Homicide in Gustine

POSTED June 27, 2009 6:32 p.m.
A Gustine woman was stabbed to death Wednesday morning and her brother-in-law was arrested for her death, according to the Gustine Police Department.
The attack was witnessed by the woman’s 6-year-old granddaughter.
Just after 10 a.m. police responded to the 300 block of Sycamore Avenue in Gustine for a report of a woman stabbed. The woman, identified as Linda Guzman, 49, had multiple stab wounds to her upper torso and paramedics were unable to save her. She died at the scene, according to the police department.
The suspect, Alfonso Terrazas Guzman, 52, was taken into custody at the residence he shared with the victim and her husband.
The police department reported the 6-year-old saw Alfonso Guzman stab Linda Guzman in the house and that the two went across the street to seek help. It is unknown what provoked the attack.
The girl was not physically harmed.
Alfonso Guzman is being held at the Merced County Jail in lieu of $1 million bail. He was booked on a charge of homicide.

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