(CNN) — Over five years after Lucy Preciado was stabbed to death with a sword in front of her four children, the Los Angeles County Sheriff\’s Department has their primary suspect, Preciado\’s former boyfriend, in custody.
Jesus Humberto Canales, an El Salvadoran national who goes by the nickname \”Chuey,\” is in the Los Angeles County Jail following his arrest in Mexico on Thursday, said Jeff Leslie, a sheriff\’s department homicide detective.
Preciado, 26, was stabbed with a sword in her Lancaster, California, home on July 12, 2008. All of her children witnessed the stabbing. Her daughter, who was 9 years old at the time, called 911.