Police Arrest Man Who Said Robbers Killed His Girlfriend In Alley
A 41-year old man who told police that robbers stabbed and killed his girlfriend on Tuesday has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Osmar Gomez called police around 8 a.m. on Tuesday morning to report that he and his girlfriend had been attacked by three Latino men in a black car around 4 a.m. He told authorities that he was knocked unconscious and woke up hours later to discover his girlfriend stabbed to death in his pickup truck next to her. When LAPD arrived to the alley on the 6600 block of Kester Avenue in Van Nuys, 32-year old Klaudia Yemina Alas was pronounced dead at the scene. Gomez was found with wounds to his neck.
Gomez was arrested later that night after police could not corroborate his story, the L.A. Times reports. At a press conference on Friday, police say they found no evidence to support Gomez's story of robbers who attacked them early Tuesday morning. According to authorities, Gomez has a history of domestic violence.
Alas was a mother of three children, ages 16, 7 and 4.