Claudia Tierrablanca Sanchez

Man arrested in woman's stabbing death

October 1, 2009

Indianapolis police arrested a man at a home where a woman was stabbed Wednesday morning in what they say was an apparent domestic homicide.

Claudia Tierrablanca Sanchez, 21, was found with stab wounds about 5:30 a.m. in the living room of her home in the 400 block of North Arsenal Avenue on the Near Eastside. She was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Officers arrested Juan Alejandro Silva Capulin, 27, thought to be the woman’s boyfriend or husband, on a preliminary murder charge.

The couple’s 21-month-old son was home, but police didn’t think he witnessed the killing. He was placed in the care of a relative.

Police said the couple came to the U.S. from Mexico about four years ago and had undocumented immigration status.


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