Man Accused of Killing Pregnant Woman After Learning He Wasn't the Father

Jefferson Parish -- (WDSU) A man stabbed and strangled a pregnant woman after learning he was not the father of the child she was bearing, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office say.

Sheriff Newell Normand announced Emilio Calderon, 29, is wanted on arrest warrants for second degree murder and first degree feticide. The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office is holding him until JPSO deputies can pick him up.

Calderon is wanted in the death of Katherine Martinez. She was found strangled to death in her apartment on Whitney Avenue on Sunday.

Calderon, a friend of Martinez, told investigators he visited Martinez on Saturday at her apartment. While there he got angry after learning he was not the child's father and an argument ensued, deputies said.

A JPSO spokesperson said Calderon admitted to stabbing Martinez several times and choking her until she was lifeless.

Calderon will be booked into the Jefferson Parish Corrections Center.

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