Oxnard | Man Arrested for Stabbing Wife to Death

Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release

Karla Cabrera, an Oxnard mother of two, was stabbed multiple times and killed on May 21, 2021, at about 9:55 PM, while inside her residence. Oxnard officers responded to the 1100 block of West Hemlock Street. Officers located Cabrera inside her home, suffering from multiple stab wounds. Officers quickly learned that Cabrera’s common-law husband, Fernando Lopez, had stabbed her and fled the residence. Cabrera was transported to the hospital where she was pronounced dead from her injuries. Additional family members, including the couples’ two small children, ages 4 and 7, were inside the residence at the time of the incident. They were unharmed.

Officers found Lopez hiding in a nearby alley, underneath a car. Lopez had several self-inflicted stab wounds and was making suicidal statements. He was treated at the scene, first by responding officers, then by medical personnel who arrived on scene.

Lopez was released from the hospital this afternoon and arrested for the murder of Karla Cabrera. He was transported to the Ventura County Jail for processing. Lopez will face arraignment on Wednesday in Ventura County Superior Court.

Investigators are encouraging anyone who may have heard or seen anything to contact Detective Jeff Kay (805) 385-8174.  Also, anyone with information regarding this case or other criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7600, or online via the Oxnard Police Department’s website:www.oxnardpd.org, and clicking on Report Suspicious Activity.  You can remain anonymous if you choose to do so. You can also remain anonymous by calling the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. You can also visit this site: www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org to submit a tip via text or email.


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