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Nov 4, 2012 10:05 PM by Associated Press

74-year-old ex-husband of CA woman arrested for fatal stabbing

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A 71-year-old California woman who once was charged with decades-old murder has been found stabbed to death and her ex-husband has been arrested for investigation of murder.

Police said 74-year-old Kenneth Finefield is suspected of killing his former wife, Macaria Finefield, at her Santa Ana home after he called 911 on Saturday.

The Orange County Register ( reports that Marcaria Finefield was arrested in 2004 on second-degree murder charges in connection with the death of a pregnant women 30 years earlier.

The newspaper says Finefield unintentionally killed Bertha Hernandez when she took a knife to her belly as she attempted to deliver the baby. Authorities said after fatally stabbing Hernandez, she disposed of the body in Mexico.

Charges against Finefield were dropped after Mexican authorities provided proof that she spent three years in a prison for the death.

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