Police said officers were first called to the suspect's home on Fowler and Shaw Monday morning for a welfare check. Once they arrived, they found Arrellano's body in the living room, facedown and with multiple stab wounds. A family dog had also been stabbed to death. Four young girls between the ages of 3 and 9 were inside their rooms, unharmed but witnesses to an awful scene. "Our detectives have been talking to them. If they wandered out, it had to be a horrible sight for them. But they had to hear something, you would think, because with that, there would be a lot of pain," said Clovis Police Spokesperson Janet Stoll-Lee.
Investigators say Arrellano lived in Los Angeles and had been visiting her daughter and grandchildren. They believe an argument led to the overnight stabbing. The welfare check led officers to the scene around 10:30 Monday morning. Just over an hour later, Hadley was detained when an officer saw her walking in the area. "There was a woman walking on the side of the crime scene tape, on the south side of the perimeter. All of a sudden, she stopped, looked around, and ran," said Stoll-Lee.
Monday afternoon, neighbor Anna Calandra described a conversation from last week when Hadley asked for a ride to the bus station. "She seemed normal. She said she was a little stressed out, cause her husband had left her, but I didn't see her that upset, I just figured she needed her family support, like her support, like her mom and her brothers because they lived in Los Angeles," said Calandra.
Clovis police were also at the home Sunday night, when someone reported Hadley missing. She returned home around 9:30 p.m. so police believe the argument and stabbing happened sometime after that.
Hadley is facing murder and child endangerment charges. The children have been turned over to Children and Family services.NEWS BY LOCATION | ABC30 BLOGS | DISCUSSION FORUMS
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