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A Pregnant Woman Was Stabbed To Death As She Drove For Lyft

A Pregnant Woman Was Stabbed To Death As She Drove For Lyft


    Authorities in Arizona have inactive a person suspect of stabbing a pregnant Lyft driver, killing her and her unhatched kid, as he scarf the woman's automotive.

    Kristina Howato, 39, was killed once responding to a call for participation from a would-be Lyft traveller around one a.m. on Sunday morning, Tempe police told BuzzFeed News in an exceedingly statement.


    When she found the address simply east of Phoenix, the male traveller then injured Howato, WHO was in her trimester of physiological state, with a room knife multiple times.

    "She exited the vehicle [and] he continuing to assault her thereupon knife," police voice Sgt. Ronald Elcock told reporters.

    The suspect, later known as 20-year-old Fabian Durazo, then fled with the woman's automotive.

    Residents at associate degree housing complicated told native station ABCs fifteen Arizona that they might hear the woman's screams.

    "I asked her what happened and she or he same she was injured," same one resident, WHO asked to not be known. "I tried to find the wound, then I asked her wherever she was injured and she or he same, 'All over.'"

    Howato before long lost consciousness and was taken to a neighborhood hospital, wherever she and her unhatched baby were declared dead.




    Police told BuzzFeed News that Howato's automotive, a 2005 Mercury SUV, was equipped with GPS technology, that helped them find the suspect nearly a hundred and fifty miles away close to the American state border.

    "La Paz County Sheriff’s workplace worked with multiple agencies to require this suspect into custody," deputies there wrote on Facebook. "Our condolences to the family and friends of the victims."

    Durazo is being survived 2 counts of first-degree murder, likewise as vehicle thieveryheist, and seizure charges.

    "During a post-Miranda [rights] interview, the suspect admitted to stabbing the victim and taking her vehicle," police aforesaid.

    In a statement, Lyft aforesaid it deactivated Durazo's account and was operating with authorities.

    "We were appalled and deeply saddened to be told of this tragedy, and our thoughts ar with the family and friends of the victims," the ride-hailing company aforesaid during a statement to Phoenix station KPHO. "The safety of the Lyft community is our high priority."

    Howato additionally leaves behind 2 alternative youngsters, ages a pair of and four.

    "This is certainly one amongst those incidents that actually goes to have an effect on the local department for a protracted time," aforesaid Elcock, "and the community can consider this for a protracted time."
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