Woman charged in deadly 2020 stabbing arrested

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Jennifer Maldonado, a woman wanted for several months after a fatal stabbing in Bakersfield, has been arrested.

Bakersfield police said Wednesday, Maldonado, 20, was arrested by U.S. Marshals at around 7:25 p.m. in the 2000 block of South Chester Avenue. She was booked into jail Wednesday night.

Maldonado has been wanted since May for the murder of Angelina Marie Carmen Betz. According to BPD, the 26-year-old Betz was stabbed after an altercation on East 9th Street. At the time, neighbors told 17 News it sounded like a large fight.

As she was being driven to a hospital, the vehicle she was in crashed at the intersection of Niles Street and Mount Vernon Avenue, but police believe it was the stab wound that killed her.

Maldonado is due in court Friday.

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