Sheriff: Man admits to killing pregnant Terrytown woman

JEFFERSON PARISH, LA (WVUE) - An arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect in the strangulation and stabbing of a pregnant woman in Terrytown.

Emilio Calderon, 29, of Larose, is wanted for second-degree murder and first-degree feticide.

Calderon is currently being held in Lafourche Parish. He will be brought to Jefferson Parish and booked into the parish Correctional Center.

According to Sheriff Newell Normand, Calderon was questioned throughout the investigation about his involvement in the murder of Katherine Martinez and her unborn child. Martinez was found strangled to death in her Whitney Avenue apartment on Sunday.

Calderon told investigators that he visited Martinez Saturday afternoon at her apartment. Calderon told investigators that while there, he became angry over learning that he was not the father of the child she was carrying.

An argument ensued, and Calderon admitted stabbing Martinez several times as well as choking her until she died, Normand said.

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