Oscar Mercado Salazar Bio – Oscar Mercado Salazar Wiki
Oscar Mercado Salazar in Florida allegedly stabbed his 26-year-old wife in front of her three young children before slitting his throat in what law enforcement authorities call a “tragic murder-suicide.”
Oscar Mercado Salazar is 31 years old.
DETAIL OF INCIDENCE:
A Florida couple is dead after authorities say a man stabbed his wife and then himself during an argument over how to discipline their 5-year-old child on Monday night.
According to CBS-12, deputies in Deltona, Fla., responded to a call on Monday evening just after 6 p.m. When officers arrived at the couple’s home, they were met by a neighbour.
The neighbour told deputies that a 10-year-old boy had run to their house for help, saying his stepfather, 31-year-old Oscar Mercado Salazar, had stabbed his mother, 26-year-old Byanca Cruz Tovar.
The neighbour said he had entered the home and found Salazar and Tovar on the floor, covered in blood. There were two younger children unharmed at the scene. The neighbour then called 911.
Tovar was pronounced dead at the scene. Salazar stabbed himself in the neck and was rushed to the hospital with a faint pulse, and he was later pronounced dead from his injuries.
Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood tells WFTV-TV that the argument began when the couple disagreed about disciplining their child. The argument escalated and turned deadly.
Chitwood expressed concern about the child who witnessed the attack.
“For the 10-year-old to have witnessed that, I can’t imagine what the rest of their lives are going to be like,” he told the station.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that the 10-year-old was Tovar’s son from a previous marriage. He is now with his father; the other two children are with Tovar’s parents.