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Las Vegas Man Accused of Fatally Stabbing His Wife Because She Wouldn’t Cuddle or Be More Affectionate

Las Vegas Man Accused of Killing Wife Because of No Cuddling
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Moises Sanchez accused of killing his wife after he suspected she was having an affair on him.

Feb. 9 2024, Published 10:01 a.m. ET

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A man in Las Vegas has been arrested after he allegedly stabbed his wife to death while their 5-year-old child slept next to them during a fight about a suspected affair, authorities said.

Around 1 a.m. on Feb. 3, officers responded to a home in Las Vegas, where they found an unresponsive female, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

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The victim, later identified as Veronica Cortes-Rosales, was suffering from stab wounds and medical personnel pronounced her dead at the scene, according to an arrest report obtained by KLAS-TV.

The victim’s husband, 53-year-old Moises Sanchez, reportedly the person who called 911, and police said he admitted he killed his wife.

Officers said Cortes-Rosales’ body was found with a “significant” amount of blood inside a bedroom that had been converted in their garage. The couple’s three young daughters were reportedly home during the fatal attack.

Sanchez told investigators he and his wife had been married since 1999 and lived with their daughters, his adult son and his daughter-in-law.

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He claimed his wife started “acting differently” several months ago and suspected she was cheating on him with a coworker, police said. However, according to the arrest report, he did not have evidence of the affair and said he felt suspicious because his wife was not as loving with him and she was texting on her phone at night.

Sanchez spied on his wife while she was at work, but he never saw her “engaged in anything other than normal social interaction," police said.

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On Feb. 2, he became angry with his wife and put a hunting knife in a bedside trunk, according to the arrest report.

Later that day, he saw his wife hanging out with their 5-year-old daughter in bed. When he tried to give her a hug, she denied his advances and pushed him away, according to the report.

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Sanchez allegedly “lost it,” grabbed the hunting knife and stabbed Cortes-Rosales once in the back, authorities said. When she began to scream, he demanded she be quiet so she wouldn’t wake up the kids, the report states

He then allegedly stabbed his wife again, spilling her blood toward their 5-year-old, according to police. Sanchez said he picked up the little girl, covered up his wife with a blanket and then placed the girl into a different bed, police said.

Sanchez phoned his cousin to come over, and he allegedly admitted to him that he fatally stabbed his wife, the report states.

Sanchez allegedly told detectives he wouldn't have stabbed his wife if she had cuddled him and been more affectionate toward him, court records show.

Sanchez was arrested and charged with open murder. He was booked into the Clark County Detention Center.

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