October 24, 2014
COTTONWOOD, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a Northern California man facing a murder charge in the stabbing death of his wife acknowledged killing her to 911 dispatchers.
Fifty-two-year-old Mark Duenas of Cottonwood in Shasta County pleaded not guilty on Tuesday.
He is accused in the May 5 death of his wife, 51-year-old Karen Duenas.
Sheriff's officials say he acknowledged killing her to dispatchers on the day her body was found.
They allege he had been exchanging phone calls and text messages with a woman in another state, and Karen Duenas found out about them.
Mark Duenas' attorney, Ron Powell, told the Record Searchlight of Redding (http://bit.ly/QdGcnr) he has not heard any acknowledgment of the killing by his client on a the tape of the 911 call.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.