Woman stabbed multiple times by ex-husband identified; suspect charged with murder

Teresa Moreno Garcia was pronounced dead at the scene

Martin Garcia. (Bexar County Jail)

SAN ANTONIO – A woman who San Antonio police say was stabbed multiple times has been identified, and her ex-husband has been charged in her death.

The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as 66-year-old Teresa Moreno Garcia.

Police said she was stabbed by 54-year-old Martin Garcia at around 11 p.m. on Nov. 5 at her home in the 200 block of Channing Avenue, not far from Goliad Road and Steves Avenue. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to police, the suspect had called 911, saying “that he had killed his wife.”

However, Teresa Garcia’s son, Michael, told KSAT that they were no longer married and she had been trying to get him evicted.

Michael Garcia said after his mother’s death, they found bags of her belongings at her house, indicating that she was trying to leave.

A preliminary police report states Martin Garcia had gotten into an argument with Teresa Garcia before he stabbed her multiple times.

The man had a cut wrist and was taken to an area hospital to be checked out. He was taken into police custody without incident and later charged with murder.

He was booked at the Bexar County Jail and his bond is set at $200,000.

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