ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. (WLS) -- Javier Bahena-Arrellano is charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing of his estranged-wife at a suburban hospital.
The 43-year-old man allegedly stabbed Francisca Quintero-Montoya, of McHenry, Ill., with a screw driver three times at Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.
Quintero-Montoya was visiting a sick relative when Bahena-Arrellano forced her into a hospital bathroom, prosecutors said. Her family heard the attack and a security guard detained him.
Quintero-Montoya was pronounced dead on the scene. She had been stabbed in the aorta.
No one else was injured.
Prosecutors said Bahena-Arrellano believed his wife was cheating on him after reading messages on her cell phone. He was held without bond in court on Monday.
Police said Bahena-Arrellano has a record of domestic violence, including two battery charges, one of which led his deportation. He returned to the U.S. illegally in 2010, according to officials.
Alexian Brothers Medical Center issued a release Sunday night saying they are cooperating with the police and local authorities investigating the stabbing, adding that the hospital's "thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim."
Man charged after estranged wife killed at Elk Grove Village hospital