- Associated Press - Saturday, May 28, 2016

WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) - An Oregon man suspected of fatally stabbing his wife and injuring his young children will return to Umatilla County to face a murder charge.

The Union Bulletin says 26-year-old Oscar Villegas Garcia of Milton-Freewater waived his right to an extradition hearing during in Walla Walla County Superior Court Friday. He was jailed in Walla Walla after being taken to a local hospital.

Umatilla County District Attorney Dan Primus tells the East Oregonian he intends to charge Villegas Garcia with murder.

Milton-Freewater police found the couple, a 2-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl suffering from stab wounds at a home in Milton-Freewater Thursday.

Maria Villegas later died at a Walla Walla hospital. The boy was also treated there. The girl was critically injured and airlifted to a hospital in Spokane.

Oregon State Police say Oscar Villegas Garcia also suffered serious cut wounds, but police believe they were self-inflicted.

The East Oregonian says Umatilla County records show the couple was married.



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