SJ man arrested for allegedly killing his wife last week, police say as they investigate motive

ByKiley Russell, Bay City News
Monday, March 20, 2023
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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A 46-year-old man was arrested last week and charged with murder for allegedly killing his wife during a fight at their East San Jose home, authorities said.

About 7 a.m. on March 14, officers responded to a home in the 1300 block of Foxdale Loop after the suspect, Alejandro Mozo-Crisostomo, called them to say his wife was dead. They found the woman's body in an upstairs bedroom, according to San Jose police.

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After an investigation, Mozo-Crisostomo was arrested in connection with the death and booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail, where he is being held without bail.

The woman's name has not been released.

Mozo-Crisostomo reportedly admitted to investigators that he hit his wife after she struck him during an early-morning argument, and then he allegedly strangled her when she started screaming, according to a police synopsis of the investigation provided to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office,

After the fight, Mozo-Crisostomo called two people and told them he believed he had just killed his wife, police said.

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When officers first arrived at the home, Mozo-Crisostomo wasn't there but showed up a short time later saying he was dropping two of his children off at school.

He then allowed officers into the home, where they found his wife on her back in bed, covered with a blanket, according to the police report.

The report notes that Mozo-Crisostomo was previously arrested in March 2012 in connection with "a domestic violence incident" involving his wife and that she alleged "multiple unreported incidents of domestic violence involving the suspect which included the suspect threatening to kill her and brandishing a knife at her."

Mozo-Crisostomo, also known as MoroCrisostomo, was arraigned and charged with murder on Thursday and is scheduled to make a court appearance on April 5 to enter a plea, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office.

The death was San Jose's fifth homicide this year.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Martinez or Detective Ancelet via email at or or at (408) 277-5283.

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