Amber Alert Leads To Suspect's Arrest For Alleged Stabbing And Kidnapping

Victor Magana allegedly abducted his daughter after stabbing her mother on Dec. 16, 2019, San Jose police say.
Photo credit San Jose Police Department

The suspect wanted for stabbing his girlfriend and kidnapping their 2-year-old daughter in San Jose has been arrested in San Luis Obispo County, authorities said. 

Bethanie Carraza, the missing two-year-old girl, was found to be safe when her father Victor Magana, 24, was captured Monday, according to San Jose Police Sgt. Enrique Garcia. 

Someone at a gas station in Cambria recognized Magana when he stopped in a light green Hyundai Santa Fe and saw Bethanie in the vehicle, police said. 

"Several people detained the suspect and turned him over to local law enforcement," the statement from San Jose police said. 

An Amber Alert had been issued after Magana fled with the girl late Sunday, the California Highway Patrol said. 

Bethanie's mother suffered life-threatening injuries in the stabbing and has been hospitalized. 

Her neighbors told KCBS Radio that they found the mother covered in blood with an extension cord around her neck.

"He's going to kill me," she had screamed, according to neighbor Andrew Torres. 

Neighbor Andrew Torres and his roommates helped the woman after hearing her screaming “He’s going to kill me!” They found her outside covered in blood with an extension cord around her neck. She is being treated for life threatening injuries as police search for her daughter. pic.twitter.com/6bitWsIaKu

— Matt Bigler (@mattbigler740) December 16, 2019