Schaumburg man charged with murder in stabbing death of former girlfriend; held without bail
A Schaumburg man was ordered held without bail Saturday on a charge of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his former girlfriend.
Jesus David Gomez-Marcano, 26, is charged in the killing of Yvonne Lattouf-Delgado, 24, whose body was found on the living room floor of her Schaumburg apartment by police conducting a well-being check Wednesday night.
No one else was present when the stabbing occurred, authorities say.
Police using a search warrant Thursday found Gomez-Marcano outside his apartment in Schaumburg and took him into custody without incident, police said. Police detectives coordinated with the Major Case Assistance Team and surrounding agencies as part of the investigation.
According to police and court proceedings, Gomez-Marcano and Lattouf-Delgado had been in a dating relationship for three years.
It was unclear when the relationship ended but both had moved to Schaumburg in the last year from Venezuela.
Assistant Cook County State's Attorney Thomas Darmin described it as a "tumultuous relationship punctuated by acts of domestic violence." That included an arrest in January for domestic battery, Darmin said.
In a news release Saturday, police said Gomez-Marcano was at Lattouf-Delgado's residence Wednesday, pushed her to the ground and stabbed her in the neck.
According to statements in court, Gomez-Marcano became "angry and jealous" after seeing Instagram messages on her phone.
Darmin said Gomez-Marcano admitted his actions to police. He said Lattouf-Delgado tried to stab him in the stomach and he began choking and stabbing her, according to information presented in court.
On Thursday, the Cook County medical examiner's office ruled the death a homicide by multiple stab wounds to the neck. She was pronounced dead at Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village.
Gomez-Marcano's next court date is March 8 in Rolling Meadows.