SOUTH GATE – A man who killed his wife and stabbed his 5-month-old daughter was sentenced on Friday. Felton Ladell Humphries Jr., 30, was sentenced to 69 years to life in state prison for stabbing his wife to death and critically injuring his daughter in April 2016.
On April 3, 2016, Humphries attacked his wife, 32-year-old Alicia Williams with a knife as she was holding their infant daughter in their South Gate apartment. Both the baby and William sustained stabbing injuries as a result of the attack. The family arrived at the home to check on Williams and the child, they kicked down the door to when there was no answer and found both Williams and the baby severely injured.
Humphries, attempting to escape, jumped from the second-floor window and fled the scene, the prosecutor said. The family called 911 to seek emergency medical assistance, when they arrived they rushed both of the victims to the hospital. Williams died as a result of her injuries the following day and the child eventually recovered.Prior to her death, authorities asked Williams who had attacked her and she told them that it was her husband, Felton Humphries Jr.
Police searched the area for Humphries and were able to locate him hiding under brush near the 710 freeway. He was ordered to surrender and a K-9 was sent to capture the wanted man. Humphries fought the dog, but was detained and taken into custody.
Humphries, who had a prior conviction for assault with a deadly weapon in 2012, was found guilty of first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon, resisting, delaying or obstructing a peace officer, and interference with a police animal.
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