Man Stabs, Strangles Woman Because Her Fetus Not His

Emilio Calderon, 29, of Larose, confessed, said Col. John Forunato, spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, and will be booked on charges of second-degree murder and first-degree feticide. Calderon was being held for now in a Lafourche Parish, where he was arrested.

Katherine Martinez, 23, was killed early Sunday morning (June 8) in her apartment. Martinez was pregnant with a baby girl who did not survive her mother’s death.

…Calderon identified himself as a friend of Martinez, Fortunato said. He told detectives he visited her apartment on Saturday afternoon.

But while there, he learned he was not the father of Martinez’s unborn child. The two began arguing, and Calderon grabbed a knife, stabbing her three times, according to authorities. Calderon also admitted to choking Martinez until she died, the sheriff’s office said.

Man killed pregnant Terrytown woman after learning he wasn’t baby’s father, JPSO says. nola.com, 6/11/2014.

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