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Woman arrested for murder after stabbing common-law husband

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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.
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