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Arizona in Brief: Man accused of stabbing wife over feared infidelity

Ricardo Poblete (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

Ricardo Poblete (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

Man accused of stabbing wife over feared infidelity

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a Phoenix man has been arrested for allegedly stabbing and wounding his wife because he believed she has been unfaithful.

Phoenix police say 59-year-old Ricardo Poblete was taken into custody Tuesday on suspicion of attempted second-degree murder.

Bond was set at $750,000 at Poblete’s initial court appearance Wednesday. He doesn’t have an attorney yet.

Court documents show Poblete’s wife of 40 years suffered a punctured lung and other injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Poblete stabbed himself in the leg and chest in a suicide attempt.

Poblete’s wife says her husband’s allegations of her cheating are false and alleges he has been taking drugs.

Phoenix TV station KTVK reports that Poblete also had a warrant out for his arrest on an unrelated charge of endangerment.

Man wanted on warrant, parole violation shot by police

MESA (AP) — Authorities say a man being investigated for an alleged order of protection violation has been shot and wounded by Mesa police.

Police say the man was shot outside a gas station Wednesday afternoon and he’s now hospitalized in serious condition.

His name hasn’t been released yet by authorities.

The U.S. Marshals Office reportedly was tailing the 30-year-old man who had a parole violation, a warrant out for his arrest and violent criminal history.

Police say the man allegedly contacted his estranged wife Tuesday and made threatening statements.

The man was approached by police and U.S. Marshals deputies about 2 p.m. Wednesday and allegedly pulled out a gun and fired at officers.

Police say one officer returned fire and the suspect was wounded.

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