Man accused of stabbing wife to death in Wenatchee

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WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) -- Police say a man stabbed his wife to death in front of their children Sunday during an argument at their home in Wenatchee.

Police say their 13-year-old daughter was stabbed in an arm when she tried to intervene.

The man fled and was found after a short search. Officers arrested 40-year-old Sebastian Cortes-Aguilar for investigation of murder and assault.

His wife, 38-year-old Ortencia Arroyo Alehandre, was declared dead at the scene.

The 13-year-old girl was treated and placed in the care of godparents along with her 7-year-old brother.