For Immediate Release
Jan. 31, 2017
An Independence man faces 1st Degree Murder charge in connection with the fatal stabbing of wife, who was found Monday after children reported her death, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Vicente Roldan-Marron, dob: 4/5/1970, faces Murder 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action.*
According to court records filed this morning, police responded to an Independence school after students on Monday disclosed that their father had killed their mother, Yadira Gomez. Officers found the victim at an apartment on N. Peck Court. They also found the defendant at the apartment. The victim had been stabbed repeatedly and a bloody butcher knife was found nearby. A 9-year-old child told police that his mother and father had argued after going to church on Sunday. They started to fight and he and other children went downstairs. Then he heard the defendant yelling "why did I do that and it was really dumb." The child went upstairs and saw his mother lying on the floor bedroom. She was covered in blood. A large knife was on the floor next to her. Later, the children woke up the father and asked him to take them to school. Once there, the children told their teacher what had happened. The defendant told police that he had blacked out after drinking and taking pills. He said he must have killed his wife but he didn't remember the incident. He said any wounds he had were self-inflicted.
Prosecutors requested a bond of $500,000 cash.
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*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.