Stabbing suspect leaps to death from Calif. overpass

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Updated: 12/03/2013 12:56 am

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a man suspected of stabbing his business partner has jumped to his death from a Central Coast overpass.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department says Thomas Hutchison died at around 4:15 a.m. Monday when he jumped from the overpass in Goleta as deputies arrived.

Authorities say 15 minutes earlier, the 66-year-old Goleta man broke into his partner's home and stabbed him several times as he slept. Fifty-six-year-old Rubel Trevino told authorities he managed to run outside for help. He was hospitalized and is recovering.

Trevino owned and Hutchison worked for About the Children in Goleta, which describes itself as providing non-attorney help to parents in custody disputes. The Better Business Bureau says it had 85 complaints in the past three years but all were resolved.


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