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Hialeah Man Charged With The Attempted Murder Of His Wife

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Walter Cifuentes (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Walter Cifuentes (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – An enraged husband is accused of trying to kill his wife and the man she was seeing Monday night in Hialeah.

Walter Cifuentes, 42, and his wife Jessica have had an on and off again relationship for the last year, according to investigators. The couple has a four-year old child.

About a week ago, they got into a heated fight and Jessica left their home. That’s when Cifuentes reportedly found out that she had been seeing another man, 35-year old Eduardo Rodriguez.

On Friday, Valentine’s Day, Cifuentes followed his wife to Rodriguez’s home on W 8th Avenue where she was staying.

Cifuentes reportedly bought a gun off the street and Monday night had a friend drive him to Rodriguez’s residence where he waited for them to get home, according to police.

Around 11 p.m., the couple with Cifuentes’ daughter in the back seat pulled up in front of the home. When Rodriguez got out of the car, Cifuentes confronted him and shot him in the hand, according to his arrest form.

As Rodriguez took off on foot in order to avoid be shot again, Cifuentes walked up to the car, opened the passenger side door and reportedly shot his wife multiple times.

Jessica Cifuentes, 30, was taken to Jackson Memorial where she was listed as critical but stable.

The couple’s child was not hurt.

After shooting, Cifuentes ran off and was found by a SWAT team hiding in a yard at 880 W 67th Street. He was taken to the hospital and treated for bites from a police K9.

Cifuentes has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, resisting arrest with violence, burglary and violation of an injunction brought by his wife.

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