A 27-year-old woman accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend during an argument in San Jacinto was charged Thursday with murder.
Wynette Clara Nunez of San Jacinto was arrested Monday after the alleged attack in the 100 block of Boxelder Way, near Elderberry Street.
Along with murder, Nunez is charged with a sentence-enhancing allegation of using a deadly weapon — a knife — in the commission of a felony.
She was being held on $1 million bal at the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning and slated to make her initial court appearance Friday at the Banning Justice Center.
According to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Ben Ramirez, about 10 p.m. Sunday, Nunez and 27-year-old Mauro Villiasenor of San Jacinto got into an unspecified domestic squabble that culminated in the defendant allegedly grabbing a knife and stabbing him.
Witnesses called 911, and patrol deputies reached the location a few minutes later, Ramirez said.
He said that when they tried the front door, it was locked but they could hear “sounds of distress,” prompting them to forcibly enter the residence.
“Deputies found the male victim with significant injuries,” Ramirez said.
Paramedics arrived soon afterward and attempted life-saving measures, but Villiasenor died at the scene.
According to Ramirez, Nunez was detained at the property and questioned by homicide detectives until the predawn hours Monday, when she was arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of murder.
Nunez has no documented prior felony convictions in Riverside County.