Man Accused of Killing Wife for Fear She Would Leave Him

A Las Cruces man is in custody after he allegedly stabbed his wife to death because he was afraid, she was going to leave him.

Forty-four-year-old Juan Lopez-Banos is accused of murdering 41-year-old Amberly Lopez after police say he sent a message to a family member claiming she was going to leave him. Authorities say Lopez-Banos was found with a self-inflicted stab wound to his chest. He is charged with first-degree murder.