Victim: Carmen Benitez-Sanchez

Illegal Alien Stabs and Kills Girlfriend

Perpetrator: Melvin Amaya-Martinez

Crime Description:

as reported:

On Nov. 21 at approximately 12:59 a.m., Northglenn Officers were dispatched to an apartment on the 10000 block of Huron Street. The officers were told a stabbing had just occurred at that location.

Police found one adult female who had sustained a stab wound to the side of her body. On scene were also the victim's adult son and his wife.

Officers were advised by witnesses on scene that the victim's boyfriend identified as Melvin Amaya-Martinez stabbed the victim and fled the scene prior to the officers arrival.

Officers searched the area and located the suspect on foot and took him into custody.

The victim has been identified as Carmen Benitez-Sanchez, was transported to Saint Anthony's North Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

Melvin Amaya-Martinez, advised officers he is an illegal alien from El Salvador. Mr. Amaya-Martinez was transported to Adams County Detention Facility and is being held on 1st degree murder charges.

If anyone has any further information please contact Detective Paul Gesi at phone number 303-450-8857.


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Woman stabbed and pronounced dead