Santa Maria man stabs wife in the head on Valentine’s Day

February 15, 2017

Mariano Elias Cordonas

A Santa Maria woman’s Valentine’s Day concluded with a trip to the hospital for multiple stab wounds and lacerations to her head, face and neck, according to the city’s police department.

Mariano Elias Cordonas, 37, allegedly stabbed his wife repeatedly, then drove her to the hospital and waited in the parking lot as she received treatment. The woman survived the attack and informed police officers who came to the hospital late Tuesday night that her husband may still be in the Marian Regional Medical Center parking lot.

Officers searched the parking lot and found Cordonas hiding in his vehicle. Police took him into custody without incident.

Police booked booked Cordonas in Santa Barbara County Jail on charges of attempted murder, mayhem and being under the influence of a controlled substance. Cordonas’ wife has been released from the hospital.







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8 Comments

  1. Frederick1337 says:

    Hmm. What would we do without spanish people in our county. Probably not have crime?

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  2. horse_soldier says:

    Yesiree, nothing says Happy Valentine’s Day like bloody lacerations and stab wounds.
    I’m glad the woman gave him up. Some would have denied knowing his whereabouts.

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  3. Pelican1 says:

    LOVE AMERICAN STYLE….remember that show?

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  4. circlingthedrain says:

    That’s love….Santa Maria style.

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  5. Rambunctious says:

    I Love You…… take that!

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  6. justbeware says:

    Sorry honey, I didn’t get you a card or flowers, but I will drive you to the hospital and hide in the car while you get checked out.

    What a guy!

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  7. SLOBIRD says:

    How ironic, Valentine’s Day expression of Love in Santa Maria!

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  8. SLOpoker says:

    So romantic

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