A man has been found guilty of the stabbing death of his wife at their Lancaster home, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today.
Late yesterday, a jury found Rafael Barragan, guilty of one count each of first-degree murder and dissuading a witness from reporting a crime with force.
Barragan faces 26 years to life in state prison.
On July 1, 2017, victim Katrina Barragan, 37, was stabbed to death multiple times by her husband at their home following an argument that began after leaving a birthday party earlier in the evening, the prosecutors said. Before her death, the victim called police but the call was interrupted by the defendant, the prosecutors added.