Bond for woman accused of stabbing boyfriend set at $1 million

Credit: Canyon County Jail

Susana Quijano

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by Justin Corr

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Posted on October 15, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 15 at 4:39 PM

CALDWELL -- The woman accused of killing her boyfriend last Saturday in Nampa was in court today, and we're learning more about what might have happened that night.

Prosecutors say that 34-year-old Susana Quijano stabbed her boyfriend to death Saturday night before fleeing the scene.

She made her first court appearance today, facing three felony charges, including second-degree murder.

She is charged with second-degree murder because investigators don't think she planned the alleged crime.

In court today, we learned the identity of the victim, Santiago Delgado Quinjada.

We also learned that while police say the couple had a history of violence, prosecutors believe in this instance, she was unprovoked, and that the victim, at most, laughed at her.

"She decided to grab a knife out of her purse that she had brought with her to his residence, turned around, stabbed him once, put the knife away and took off," said Canyon County prosecuting attorney Dallin Creswell. "She had the presence of mind to allegedly ditch the knife, ditch the bloody purse, and basically take off."

When it came time to talk about bond, the state argued that Quijano was a danger to the community.

She countered that while does have some crimes on her record, most of them are traffic violations.

"I'm not a threat, believe it or not," said Quijano. "I have nothing on my record other than citations for driving and no insurance."

Despite Quijano's pleas, Judge Dan Grober set bond at $1 million.

Her next court date is scheduled for Oct. 29.

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