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Man arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and killing his girlfriend, police say

Phoenix police have arrested 37-year-old Bobby Montano for the alleged murder of his girlfriend on Friday night.

PHOENIX — A man has been arrested for allegedly stabbing his girlfriend in the chest after an argument on Friday night, a spokesman with the Phoenix Police Department said.

Police were called to the area of 101st Avenue and Indian School Road around 10:06 p.m. for reports of a stabbing.

There, officers detained 37-year-old Bobby Montano when they found Montano's girlfriend suffering from a stab wound. 

Montano told investigators he and his girlfriend had gotten into an altercation involving the sword that ended with the weapon stabbing his girlfriend in the chest.

The suspect said they had been fighting over his girlfriend wanting to leave the residence, court records show. Investigators believe the victim's wound did not appear to be consistent with the sword's length.

Police provided medical care until the Phoenix Fire Department arrived to take over, but the victim died on the scene from her injuries.

Montano was arrested on first-degree murder and kidnapping charges, and has since been booked into Maricopa County Jail.

At this time, detectives are still investigating what led up to the stabbing.

This is a developing story. Stay with 12News for more updates.

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