Court documents: Glendale man accused of fatally stabbing ex ‘consumed’ by jealousy and anger

Jul 18, 2023, 4:25 AM

Victoriano Alejo...

Victoriano Alejo, 58, is accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death on Saturday, July 15, 2023. (Glendale Police Department.)

(Glendale Police Department.)

PHOENIX — A man accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death Saturday in Glendale committed the act out of jealousy, according to police documents.

Victoriano Alejo, 58, is facing murder, threatening or intimidating, aggravated assault and disorderly conduct charges.

Police responded to a home in the area of 87th Avenue and Camelback Road after 43-year-old Alma Escobar’s children called for help after witnessing the stabbing, according to court documents.

Prior to the stabbing, the children were in their bedrooms when they heard their mother scream for help.

When they walked into the living room, they saw Escobar bleeding from injuries and Alejo removing the knife from her body. He then faced the children and told them “they would be next,” court documents stated.

They fled the home with their mother in a vehicle and rushed her to the hospital. She later died from her injuries.

Alejo remained at the home and officers surrounded the house to call for him to exit.

When he exited the home, he was detained and taken to a local hospital.

He was discharged from the hospital Sunday and taken to the Glendale police station to be interviewed.

Court documents stated Alejo told police he had been dating the victim for about five months and moved in together. About two weeks ago, they decided to end their romantic relationship.

The victim met another person and it made him angry and jealous, according to his statement to police.

“He felt that if she was not going to be in a relationship with him, then he would not allow her to be in any relationship,” according to court documents.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Herman Campbell is the subject of a Silver Alert issued June 17, 2024, in Phoenix....

Silver Alert issued for Phoenix man with medical condition who went missing over weekend

Authorities have issued a Silver Alert for a 65-year-old Phoenix man with a medical condition who went missing.

34 minutes ago

Leaving a child in a hot car lands Mesa woman in jail, police say...

Serena O'Sullivan

Mesa woman left her child in car that measured 129 degrees, police say

Nichole Yazzie, a 32-year-old Mesa mother, was accused by authorities of leaving a child in a hot car during an excessive heat warning.

40 minutes ago

A view of the Bright Angel Trail near Pipe Creek River Resthouse in the Grand Canyon. A man died wh...

Man dies while hiking out of Grand Canyon after night at Bright Angel Campground

A man died while hiking on the Bright Angel Trail at Grand Canyon National Park over the weekend, authorities announced Monday.

1 hour ago

Arizona Senate President Warren Petersen, seated, poses with, from left, fellow Republican Sens. T....

Kevin Stone

Arizona Senate president touts ‘most conservative budget we’ve had in over a decade’

Arizona Senate President Warren Petersen said the state budget approved over the weekend shrinks spending more than any budget in years.

2 hours ago

Arizona voters over 50 general election 2024...

Serena O'Sullivan

Here’s why Arizona’s older voters could tip the scale in the upcoming election

A new AARP survey found Arizona voters over 50 care most about their personal financial situations, Social Security and family caregivers.

4 hours ago


KTAR Video

Video: Child-related drownings and near-drownings in Arizona by the numbers #news #poolsafety

Drownings in the Valley are on the rise, but other accidents can happen around the pool,. Jim Sharpe breaks down child-related pool drownings and near-drownings by the numbers in Monday’s Sharper Point commentary. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News

4 hours ago

Sponsored Articles


Midwestern University

Midwestern University Clinic visits boost student training & community health

Going to a Midwestern University Clinic can help make you feel good in more ways than one.


Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Beat the heat, ensure your AC unit is summer-ready

With temperatures starting to rise across the Valley, now is a great time to be sure your AC unit is ready to withstand the sweltering summer heat.


Midwestern University

Midwestern University Clinics: transforming health care in the valley

Midwestern University, long a fixture of comprehensive health care education in the West Valley, is also a recognized leader in community health care.

Court documents: Glendale man accused of fatally stabbing ex ‘consumed’ by jealousy and anger