Roswell police were called to investigate a stabbing at a child’s birthday party Saturday. The suspect and the victim were in a relationship that ended one year ago, according to officials.
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Woman killed in stabbing at child’s birthday party in Roswell

A woman is dead after a stabbing at a child’s birthday party, according to police. 

The incident happened at Dalia’s Events about 8 p.m. Saturday, Roswell police spokeswoman Sgt. Britney Rodgers said. The facility is in the Old Lake Place shopping center on Alpharetta Highway.

“According to information gathered by investigators, the suspect, Pedro Navarro-Zelaya, approached the victim during a child’s birthday party,” she said. “Navarro-Zelaya stabbed the victim multiple times, then stabbed himself in the chest.”

Margarita Cabrera-Maldonado, 42, of Roswell, was taken to WellStar North Fulton Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Navarro-Zelaya, 44, of Roswell, was also injured and taken to the hospital, where he remains in police custody. He is expected to recover from his injuries, Rodgers said. 

“According to investigators, Cabrera-Maldonado and Navarro-Zelaya were in a relationship that ended approximately one year ago,” she said. 

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