The woman stabbed her ex-husband and poisoned four of her children resulting in one death on Christmas Day.
By H. Nelson Goodson
December 30, 2013
Casa Grande, Arizona - On Sunday, Connie Villa, 35, was taken into custody in connection with the Christamas Day stabbing of her ex-husband Adam Villa, 33, and alleged poisoning of her four children resulting in the death of Aniarael Macias, 13. Connie called her former husband and lured him to her home at the 351 N. Peart Road. He was then stabbed by her multiple times. He called police while he drove himself to a local hospital and reported the attack.
When police arrived at the home, they had to break down the door to enter. They found Connie with a knife in her hand and three of her children beside her inside. Police also found Macias's body in the bathroom.
Connie also had self inflicted wounds to her upper torso and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. A preliminary investigation determined that Connie had poison the children ages 3, 5, 8, that resulted with her 13-year-old daughter's death. Apparently, Connie forced her children to take prescription narcotic drugs, according to Thomas Anderson, spokesman for the Casa Grande Police Department.
Connie is charged with one count of first-degree murder, three counts of attempted murder and other charges are also pending, according to police.
Connie was arrested on Sunday by police after she was released from the Maricopa Medical Center.