Accused mother-in-law murderer’s trial set

Mugshot of Freddie Alcantar courtesty the Allen County Sheriff's Department.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A trial date has been set for the Fort Wayne man who is accused of stabbing his mother-in-law to death in her northside home.

Freddie Alcantar, 36, was arrested in California back in January after police pinged his cell phone. Alcantar is facing a murder charge. His trial will start on Monday, August 25.

Death investigation in northside neighborhood. August 2013
Death investigation in northside neighborhood. August 2013

Police believe Alcanter is responsible for 59-year-old Debra Jones’ death. Jones was found dead in her bathroom on August 30, 2013. Jones’ daughter, Erika Alcantar, told police she couldn’t get in touch with her mother so she went to her home to check on her. Police said that’s when Alcantar and her husband, Freddie, found Jones covered in blood.

The Allen County Coroner said Jones died from loss of blood due to a sharp force injury to her neck. According to the probable cause, she suffered stab wounds to her head and neck. Her death was ruled a homicide.

Police used DNA evidence, cell phone records, and surveillance video to confirm Alcantar as a suspect in the murder.

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