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Feb 19, 2013 10:53 PM by David Ortiviz

Man accused of killing wife has criminal past

A Pueblo man allegedly killed his wife, then died in a motorcycle crash. Police say the stabbing happened early this morning with three young children inside the home. News 5 has learned the accused killer has a criminal past.

The stabbing happened just before 1 a.m. on the 1100 block of Mass St. in the Belmont neighborhood. Roy Whitehead, 35, is accused of killing his wife and fleeing the scene on his motorcycle. The coroner says the victim, 34-year-old Adeline Whitehead died from multiple stab wounds.

The Colorado State Patrol responded to a fatal crash at Highway 50 and Baxter just minutes later. Whitehead crashed into a fence and was ejected off his motorcycle. He was not wearing a helmet and police say alcohol may have been a factor.

The couple's three young children are now parentless. Police say they were home at the time of the stabbing. They weren't hurt physically, but are not doubt emotionally scarred. "Every kids needs their mother, it's an awful thing the way she had to go you know," said Linda Guerrero, a neighbor.

Pueblo police say the children were taken to the police station and were eventually placed in the care of family members.

News 5 has also learned back in 2006 Whitehead pleaded guilty to stalking and served time for about a year and a half. Plus, two months ago he was booked into jail for a police investigation, but details haven't been released yet.

 

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