- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 8, 2015

GLEN COVE, N.Y. (AP) - A man has been arrested in California in connection with the fatal mid-afternoon stabbing of his ex-girlfriend in a Glen Cove parking lot.

Nassau County police said Wednesday that charges against 54-year-old Jose Cartagena, of Glen Cove, are pending his extradition. It wasn’t clear if he had a lawyer.

The victim - identified as 32-year-old Yanira Estella Canjura Martinez - was found repeatedly stabbed March 26 while walking to pick up her 5-year-old daughter.

Police say Cartagena had been looking for her and was unhappy with her leaving him three weeks earlier. He was nabbed while working on a farm picking grape leaves.

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