A Redlands, Calif., man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of stabbing his girlfriend to death at a self-storage facility. Tommy Lee Mendivil, 45, is suspected of killing his live-in girlfriend during a fight at the facility on Friday afternoon. Pamela Nadine Kilpatrick, 35, was found near one of the storage units shortly after the attack and taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead less than an hour later.
Mendivil was tracked to Clovis, Calif., where detectives convinced him to turn himself in to local police. He was arrested on suspicion of murder, and police recovered the Pontiac minivan in which he was seen fleeing the self-storage facility in the 600 block of New York Street.
It is unknown why the couple was arguing or why they were at the storage facility.
Sources: CBS 2 Los Angeles, Arrest Made In Redlands Storage Facility Murder, San Jose Mercury News, Woman slain at Redlands storage facility, The Sun, Boyfriend held for fatal stabbing of his girlfriend