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Fairfield man accused of stabbing ex-wife in head

Fairfield police officers gather evidence and talk to witnesses while investigating the stabbing of a 39-year-old woman on Peach Tree Drive Thursday afternoon. The suspect, Gustavo Ibarra, is the ex-husband of the victim. (Brad Zweerink/Daily Republic)

Fairfield police officers gather evidence and talk to witnesses while investigating the stabbing of a 39-year-old woman on Peach Tree Drive Thursday afternoon. The suspect, Gustavo Ibarra, is the ex-husband of the victim. (Brad Zweerink/Daily Republic)

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From page A3 | March 16, 2012 |

FAIRFIELD — A 47-year-old Fairfield man with a history of domestic violence was arrested Thursday after allegedly stabbing his ex-wife in her head and abdomen.

Gustavo Ibarra drove up to his ex-wife’s duplex on the 2000 block of Peach Tree Drive shortly after 4 p.m., jumped out of his car, confronted her with what police describe as “several bladed weapons” and then attacked her, according to police.

A neighbor said she heard the victim screaming, went outside and saw her running up the sidewalk. The victim was covered in blood, said the neighbor, who also said she was shocked by the attack in a neighborhood she described as typically peaceful.

The severity of the 39-year-old victim’s stab wounds initially prompted authorities to call for an air ambulance. A short time later it was decided she could be taken to NorthBay Medical Center. Police found and seized the weapons Ibarra allegedly brought with him.

Ibarra’s ex-wife filed for divorce in July 2011. Her family members met with police in front of their duplex, recounting the violent event and the couple’s past.

Ibarra was subdued by the victim’s family members and arrested after police arrived at the scene, according to a Police Department press release. He was still in a rage and combative with police while he was taken to the jail, according to police. He was booked into the jail on suspicion of attempted murder, according to Sgt. Randall Boggs.

Reach Jess Sullivan at 427-6919 or at [email protected]

Jess Sullivan

Jess has covered the criminal justice system in Solano County for several years. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq in 2003.
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  • dciMarch 15, 2012 - 9:05 pm

    Thank you for including the fact that it was DV in the first sentence. Hopefully, that term will be used in the headline in the future. Let's urge the DA to prosecute, not negotiate.

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