LEXINGTON, SC (The State) – A man was sentenced to 30 years in prison for murder after fatally stabbing his wife in West Columbia in 2010, according to a Lexington County statement.
Gerardor Villarreal Rodriguez, 45, of Mexico, killed his common law wife, Yadria Rodriguez, in front of numerous witnesses during a confrontation on April 26, 2010, according to the statement.
Yadria Rodriguez was the mother of two children, 3 and 5.
Gerardor Rodriguez and his wife had separated a few weeks prior to the murder, according to the statement. During that time, Rodriguez made a threatening call to his wife, saying he would kill her.
At about 2 p.m. April 26, Rodriguez showed up at his wife’s home and broke in when no one answered, according to the statement. He assaulted his wife, and witnesses had to wrestle a gun away from him, according to the statement.
When his wife ran outside, Rodriguez grabbed a knife from the kitchen and stabbed her to death.
Police were called to the scene at about 4:15 p.m., where they found Yadria Rodriguez dead in the driveway, according to the statement. Gerardor Rodriguez fled the scene and wasn’t found again until …
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