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Police arrest Aptos woman suspected of killing husband


A woman was arrested on suspicion of killing her husband in Aptos Saturday afternoon.

The homicide happened at about 12:55 p.m. at the home on Victoria Lane in unincorporated Santa Cruz County. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a stabbing and found 63-year-old Thomas Owens with a stab wound. He later died due to his injuries.

Deputies then arrested his wife, 51-year-old Amanda Montero Owens, on suspicion of murder. The couple lived together in the home, deputies said. Montero Owens was booked into Santa Cruz County Jail with bail set at $1.02 million.

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