Austin-Area Boy Calls 9-1-1 as Mother is Fatally Stabbed

Court documents show an Austin-area boy can be heard in a 911 call pleading with his stepfather to stop stabbing the boy's mother.

The woman, 36-year-old Emily Martinez Villarreal, died at the scene as deputies arrived Saturday and took 51-year-old Roberto Degollado into custody.

An arrest affidavit shows Degollado was walking down a hallway at the home and covered in blood when he was detained by Travis County sheriff's deputies.

He's charged with murder and was held Sunday on $500,000 bond.

Court records show the boy who made the 911 call was one of two boys at home. Citing court records, KXAN-TV in Austin reported the boy told 911 operators his stepdad was stabbing his mother and that he could be heard pleading, “Robert I love you, please stop."

They told authorities their mother and Degollado argued after she told him she was going to find a new man and Degollado thought she was cheating on him.

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