San Jose woman arrested in connection with fatal stabbing

SAN JOSE – A 37-year-old San Jose woman has been arrested in connection with a fatal stabbing over the weekend in San Jose, police said Tuesday.

The stabbing was reported just before 4 a.m. Sunday in the 1300 block of Shawn Drive, near John Muir Middle School, according to the San Jose Police Department. Officers arrived to find a man suffering from at least one stab wound.

The man was taken to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, police said.

The death marked San Jose’s 15th homicide of the year.

The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office will release the man’s identity once it is confirmed and his next of kin is notified.

Christy Larina Herrera was identified as a person of interest in the case and was later taken into custody without incident, according to police. She was booked into county jail on a homicide charge.

The motive and circumstances surrounding the homicide are under investigation, but police said Herrera and the victim knew each other.

Anyone with information related to the case can contact Detective Sgt. John Van Den Broeck at [email protected], Detective Amanda Estantino at [email protected], or both at 408-277-5283. Tips can also be left with Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at 408-947-7867 or

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