Moreno Valley woman who fatally stabbed ex in chest before driving him to hospital arrested

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Authorities say a woman who stabbed her ex-boyfriend in the chest and then drove him to a Moreno Valley hospital was arrested after the man died within minutes of being brought into the hospital’s emergency room early Tuesday morning, June 8th.


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City of Riverside police officers responded to the Riverside University Health System Medical Center in Moreno Valley at 3:08 a.m. after receiving reports of a man who had been brought into the hospital’s emergency room with a stab wound to his chest, Riverside PD has since reported.

The man died from his injuries within minutes of being brought to the hospital, according to RPD.

When officers arrived, they learned a woman, since identified as Brittany Juarez, 24, of Moreno Valley, had brought her ex-boyfriend, 25-year-old, Robert Emilio Minjares, also of Moreno Valley, to the hospital with the fatal knife injury.

Detectives with the Robbery – Homicide Unit, along with Specialists from the Forensics Unit, responded and assumed the investigation. They were assisted by the Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office and the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office.

During their preliminary investigation, officers determined the incident occurred inside the victim’s vehicle while parked at a parking lot in the 2000 block of Alessandro Boulevard in Riverside.

“Mr. Minjares and his ex-girlfriend were involved in an argument inside his vehicle and at some point during the argument she produced a knife and stabbed him in the chest,” RPD explained.


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Based on their investigation, officials arrested Juarez and she was later booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center on suspicion of first-degree murder. Online jail records indicate she remains in custody, where she is being held without bail.

Anyone with additional information regarding this homicide and arrest is urged to contact Detective Bryon Adcox at (951) 353-7134 or [email protected] or Detective Bryan Galbreath at (951) 353-7105 or [email protected]. Callers can refer to incident file number 210015896 and can remain anonymous. Those wishing to remain anonymous can email [email protected] or utilize the Riverside Police Department’s mobile app “Submit a Tip” feature.

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Trevor Montgomery, 49, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS).

Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County-based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 30 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.