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Man says he killed estranged wife because she refused to get back together

Police say Rolando Garcia, 53, stabbed victim multiple times in driveway

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DORAL, Fla. – New details were released Monday after a Miami man was arrested Friday for stabbing his estranged wife multiple times, authorities said.

According to an arrest report, Rolando Garcia, 53, moved out of his home a month ago, but he returned Friday to speak with his wife about getting back together.

Miami-Dade police said the victim, Barbara Diaz, told Garcia that she no longer wanted to be with him.

Garcia became enraged, retrieved a knife from his car and stabbed his wife multiple times in the driveway of the home at 10770 SW 43rd Terrace, the report said.

Diaz collapsed and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said Garcia drove away and called several relatives, confessing to the crime.

Police said he then drove to a fire station, where police were called and he was taken into custody.

Authorities said Garcia provided a video-recorded confession detailing how he killed his wife of 10 years.

He is being held without bond at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on a second-degree murder charge.


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