Jan 21, 2005 ... A distraught off-duty Chicago police officer told his parents he was going home to kill himself because his marriage was failing fewer than two hours before he allegedly stabbed his wife to death, his father said Thursday. Rafael Balbontin, charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in the death of his wife, ...
Jan 20, 2005 ... An off-duty Chicago police officer was charged Wednesday in the stabbing death of his wife after police responded to a 911 call from the woman late Tuesday. Although police responded to the emergency call from Arcelia Balbontin within minutes, she had already been stabbed to death, Chief of Detectives ...
Oct 6, 2007 ... Three years later, Officer Rafael Balbontin was convicted in the stabbing death of his wife, Arcelia. Balbontin is serving a 25-year prison term. The federal jury's verdict Thursday night came five years to the day after Balbontin fatally shot Salazar. The home invasion went awry when Salazar's accomplice, ...
Jan 14, 2009 ... The Chicago City Council voted 35-4 yesterday to award a $2.5 million to the family of Juan Salazar (pictured left), a 14-year-old shot and killed by Rafael Balbontin (pictured right), an off-duty police officer in 2002. The Council reasoned it was less than would be awarded if the case went before a jury.
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