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Boyfriend charged in killing
Police: David Jimenez Perez stabbed mother of three
Homicide suspect
David Jimenez Perez has been charged with fatally stabbing his girlfriend and mother of their three children. - photo by Courtesy of Ceres Police

The boyfriend of homicide victim Yeraldin Guzman Dominguez David has been arrested and charged in her stabbing death.

The 26-year-old was fatally stabbed at approximately 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26. Police were called to a domestic disturbance in the apartment unit in the 3700 block of Central Avenue at approximately 5 p.m. Officers were directed by an adult female roommate to a back bedroom where the victim was suffering from self-inflicted cuts to his wrists and a puncture wound to the chest. David Jimenez Perez, her 35-year-old boyfriend, was in the same room suffering from multiple self-inflicted stab wounds. He was arrested and booked for murder after he was released from the hospital on March 1.

Paramedics treated David on scene but she succumbed to her injuries.

Ceres Police Sgt. Jose Berber said the stabbing began as a heated argument with Perez accusing her of being unfaithful. The adult roommate removed three children from the home as she called 911.

"In a blind jealous rage, David stabbed Yeraldin multiple times and decided to end his own life," said Sgt. Berber.

The couple's three children, aged 4, 8 and 11, have been placed in the care of a relative. The Ceres Unified School District reached out and extended counseling services to the children and the surviving adult family members.

"The Ceres Unified School District has been instrumental in the children's grieving process," said Sgt. Berber.

The department encourages anyone experiencing any form of domestic violence to reach out for help. Sgt. Berber reminds the public that there are numerous organizations able to assist those in need. Those resources include the Stanislaus Family Justice Center, 1625 I Street, Modesto, 525-5130,; the Haven Women's Center at 1-888-45-HAVEN; the National Domestic Violence hotline at 1 (800) 799-7233; the National Sexual Assault Direct line at 1 (800) 656-HOPE; the National Dating Abuse Direct Line at 1 (866) 331-9474; Without Permission (human trafficking) (209) 338-0500; and the Children's Crisis Center of Stanislaus County at 557-4413.