Pueblo police are now investigating the first homicide of the year after a woman died Tuesday from her stabbing injuries. Police say she was stabbed several times last week by her boyfriend, and succumbed to her injuries after several days on life support.
Pueblo police have identified the suspect as 37-year-old Mason Romero. He allegedly stabbed Georgia Medina, 36, on April 12.
He is also accused of stabbing and seriously injuring Georgia's father, 55-year-old George Medina. He remains in the hospital, but his condition has improved.
Witnesses tell police they heard the couple arguing all night, and then after hearing loud pounding, heard George screaming for help. Police say Romero stabbed his girlfriend first, then attacked George after he tried to intervene.
Romero tried to flee the area, but was caught by police within minutes. After his arrest, he was admitted to the hospital for a day-long observation period.
The stabbing took place at an apartment on the 300 block of East Evans. The Medinas and Romero live in different apartments in the same building.
The McClelland School, located just up the block from where the stabbing took place at 415 E. Abriendo Ave., was on a two-hour lockdown during the police investigation. The school stresses that the students, who were already in class when the lockdown began at 8:15 a.m., were never in any danger.
Now that Georgia has died, police say they are increasing the charges against Romero to include first degree murder.