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Tempe police: Man arrested in fatal stabbing of girlfriend

Posted at 3:13 PM, Apr 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-19 18:13:47-04

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Tempe say a man has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of his girlfriend at an apartment complex's clubhouse.

They say 23-year-old Mason Nez was booked into jail on suspicion of first-degree murder. It was unclear Monday if Nez has a lawyer yet.

Police say Nez was found early Sunday morning covered in blood and holding the victim, 23-year-old Tammy Begay.

They say Nez, Begay and another couple were hanging out in the clubhouse of their apartment complex Saturday night when Nez allegedly attacked his girlfriend with a pocket knife for an unknown reason.

The other couple ran from the clubhouse and called police.

Court records show that the incident was captured on surveillance camera.