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Martire Omar Puente Fulcar pleads guilty to stabbing Roccio Morcelo 34 times before her death

2:01 PM, Sep 3, 2013   |    comments
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(WUSA9) -- A man has pleaded guilty to first degree murder, admitting that he stabbed Rocio Morcelo 34 times and then tried to commit suicide.

According to the Office of the State's Attorney for Montgomery County, 33-year-old Martire Omar Puente Fulcar pleaded guilty on Tuesday. He faces 30 years to life in prison under the plea agreement. He will be sentenced on Oct. 7.

Morcelo was the mother of Fulcar's child. She was found with multiple stab wounds on the public stairwell of the apartment building, say authorities.

Authorities say an argument between Morcelo and Fulcar escalated into a physical fight. Fulcar stabbed her multiple times and then fled the home. A neighbor reportedly saw Fulcar flee the scene.

Fulcar later called his brother, confessing to him that he had stabbed Morcelo, according to police.

Fulcar then tried to jump off a 9th floor high-rise building in Miami in an attempt to take his own life. Fulcar, however, survived.

In a press release on Tuesday, Public Affairs Director Ramon Korionoff said, "While he may have tried to take his own life by jumping off a tall building, he will now spend much of his life in prison for having taken the life of another."

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