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Posted: Wednesday, 11 June 2014 12:20PM

Cops: Man killed pregnant woman after learning baby wasn't his

A man is under arrest for allegedly murdering a pregnant woman in Jefferson Parish.

Police say Emilio Calderon is the killer, and they say he has confessed.

"Calderon... told investigators he visited with the victim during the afternoon hours on Saturday, June 7th. at her apartment.  While there, Calderon told investigators he became angry over learning he was not the father of the child Ms. Martinez was pregnant for,"  Colonel John Fortunato said in a news release.  "As a result, an argument ensued, at which time, Calderon admitted stabbing Ms. Martinez several time as well as choking her until she was lifeless." 

The coroner says Katherine Martinez suffered three stab wounds.  Her unborn child also died.

"Emilio Calderon was questioned throughout this investigation by our detectives relative to his involvement in the murder of Katherine Martinez and her unborn child," Fortunato said.

Martinez was found dead in her apartment on Whitney Avenue, June 8, 2014.

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Locations : Jefferson Parish
People : Emilio CalderonJohn FortunatoKatherine Martinez
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