A 13-year-old girl is dead and her mother is behind bars, accused of
stabbing her ex-husband and trying to kill her children by poisoning
Officers in Casa Grande, Arizona, responded to a 911 call on Christmas
Day. A man said that his ex-wife, 35-year-old Connie Villa, had
stabbed him but that he had managed to escape and was driving himself
to a hospital, police said in a statement.
When officers arrived at the home, they found Villa with stab wounds,
holding a knife to her chest. They managed to subdue her and conducted
a sweep of the home. Police found the body of Aniarael Macias, Villa's
daughter, in the bathroom.
"Although an autopsy for Aniarael was conducted yesterday in Pima
County, the results of which did not identify a cause of death,
investigators feel the evidence found at the scene of the crime along
with interviews and medical information of the surviving children,
give our Department cause to believe Connie Villa was attempting to
end the lives of all of her children and her ex-husband, Adam Villa,"
the statement read.