Woman arrested for murder after stabbing common-law husband - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

Woman arrested for murder after stabbing common-law husband

Posted: Updated:
33-year-old Amor Balbin 33-year-old Amor Balbin
by Krystal Paco

Guam - A Toto woman stabs her common law husband Tuesday night resulting in the second stabbing homicide in the last two weeks.

An argument between a Toto couple turned violent. "Officers responded to a disturbance on Roy T. Damian Street in Toto around 9pm last night," according to Guam Police Department spokesperson Officer AJ Balajadia. He said officers found a stabbing victim at Villa Marcus Apartments.

"Medics transported a male to naval hospital who received a laceration to the upper chest area," he detailed. Within the hour, the 38-year-old man passed away. "This marks the second stabbing homicide within the last two weeks," Balajadia said.

At the scene this morning, 29-year-old Anres Balbin says he came home from work around 10:30 Tuesday night. He says the apartments turned into a crime scene with cops all over the place. "I thought something bad is going on here," he said.

Anres says he quickly learned his older sister, 33-year-old Amor Balbin stabbed her common law husband, Stanfield Albert. He says the couple lives doors down from him in Unit 201.

As he tells KUAM News today, he never suspected problems between the couple noting that they have two young children together, both boys ages one and six months. As of this morning, the two boys were under his care.

Court documents state Albert was found lying on the couch with a single stab wound to his left chest area. Court documents add that the defendant went to her neighbor in Unit 205 for help telling him "I need help. I did something wrong."

Balbin was booked and confined last night. This afternoon, she appeared before Judge Alberto Tolentino charged with one count of murder as a 1st degree felony.

"Ms. Balbin the government is recommending that you remain in custody until you come up with $500,000 in cash," the judge stated. "You're charged with a 1st degree felony of murder. If you are convicted that's 15 years to life in prison."

Balbin was appointed a public defender.

Meanwhile, medical examiner Dr. Aurelio Espinola conducted Albert's autopsy this afternoon. Espinola states the victim sustained a single stab from a knife which hit his pulmonary artery.
  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • Suspects caught on video during Maite burglary

    Suspects caught on video during Maite burglary

    Recognize the three suspects captured in this video surveillance? Police responded to a home invasion and a burglary on E.T. Calvo Way in Maite around 2:20am on Sunday.

    More >>

    Recognize the three suspects captured in this video surveillance? Police responded to a home invasion and a burglary on E.T. Calvo Way in Maite around 2:20am on Sunday.

    More >>
  • What the federal government shutdown means for Guam

    What the federal government shutdown means for Guam

    Federal and military officials are providing guidance on how the federal government shutdown will impact operations in Guam. According to the Department of Defense the shutdown will affect operating status of quality of life and family readiness programs. All Andersen Air Force Base federal civilian employees have been invited to attend a town hall meeting at 9 o’clock in the morning on Monday, January 22nd at the base theater.  Base leadership will be addressing question...More >>
    Federal and military officials are providing guidance on how the federal government shutdown will impact operations in Guam. According to the Department of Defense the shutdown will affect operating status of quality of life and family readiness programs. All Andersen Air Force Base federal civilian employees have been invited to attend a town hall meeting at 9 o’clock in the morning on Monday, January 22nd at the base theater.  Base leadership will be addressing question...More >>
  • Prison upgrades in the works

    Prison upgrades in the works

    Progress at the prison, as they continue to deal with overcrowding. DepCor Director Kate Baltazar says upgrades are in the works. They just received their electronic locking mechanisms and doors, which are in the process of being installed. She adds they haven't used one of the four dome units for some time, but new roofing is going up so that all the units there can be used for the prison population. "We are still overcrowded but on the average we are seeing some decrease in th...More >>
    Progress at the prison, as they continue to deal with overcrowding. DepCor Director Kate Baltazar says upgrades are in the works. They just received their electronic locking mechanisms and doors, which are in the process of being installed. She adds they haven't used one of the four dome units for some time, but new roofing is going up so that all the units there can be used for the prison population. "We are still overcrowded but on the average we are seeing some decrease in th...More >>
Powered by Frankly