The woman who was fatally stabbed in North Fair Oaks over the weekend in an apparent act of domestic violence left behind two kids, according to a GoFundMe page set up for the victim’s 17-year-old daughter, who was also injured in the attack.
The woman called 911 around 12:30 a.m. on July 30, screaming for help and saying someone was trying to kill her, according to Sgt. Javier Acosta of the Sheriff's Office.
Deputies found the woman and teen with stab wounds at a home in the 3200 block of Fair Oaks Avenue in North Fair Oaks, an unincorporated part of San Mateo County. They were both taken to Stanford Hospital, where one woman died of her injuries.
The deceased victim is 40-year-old Yesenia Lopez Hernandez of Redwood City, according to the San Mateo County Coroner’s Office.
Hernandez was “the victim of her life partner who ended her life out of jealousy,” wrote her daughter, 17-year-old Yenifer Lopez, according to the GoFundMe page created to help raise funds for the family, which had already raised more than $16,000 as of Aug. 3.
The suspect, identified as Jose Uriarte-Martinez, 44, of Redwood City, was taken into custody. He is being held without bail on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and child endangerment, among other charges, at the county's Maguire Correctional Facility in Redwood City.
“I’m trying to get the help from you guys to raise funds and repatriate the body of my mother,” Lopez wrote, according to the GoFundMe.
There is help available to anyone in a dangerous situation. The National Domestic Violence Hotline is at 1-800-799-7233, and locally, there's the San Mateo County Domestic Hotline at 650-312-8515 for immediate assistance and support.
The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office collaborates with Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (C.O.R.A.), which offers 24/7 support and can be reached at 1-800-300-1080.
The Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information related to the incident to come forward and call or email Det. Antonio Baggetta at 650-740-9149 and email@example.com, or Detective Piper at 650-363-4062 and Jpiper@smcgov.org, or via the San Mateo County Anonymous Tip Line at 1-800-547-2700.
“Right now I’m in the hospital trying to recover from several wounds caused by a knife by the same person that killed my mother, when I try to defend her,” Lopez wrote, according to the GoFundMe page. “I appreciate your help, since my 5-year-old brother is now my responsibility, since my family does not have enough resources to face this expense charge.”