A Silver Spring man who admitted to stabbing and killing the mother of his children Saturday was ordered held in jail without bond Monday by a Montgomery County judge.
Hector David Granados, 44, of the 8700 block of Barron Street in Silver Spring, turned himself into police and admitted to killing the victim, 47-year-old Ana Ayala, that same day after an argument outside Ayala’s apartment in the 8700 block of Garland Avenue in Silver Spring, according to police charging documents filed in county district court.
Police arrived to the parking lot of the Garland Avenue building at 8:15 a.m. Saturday for reports of a stabbing. A witness waved officers down and led them to his car, where officers found Ayala suffering from multiple stab wounds in the witnesses’ front passenger seat, according to the report. Ayala was immediately taken to a local hospital but she was pronounced dead on arrival.
The witness told police that Ayala’s husband, who the witness identified as “Hector,” had approached the car just as the witness was preparing to drive Ayala to the grocery store. The husband told Ayala to get out of the car and, when she did, he stabbed her several times before running away, the documents state.
Granados turned himself in at the Piney Branch police substation just after 12:30 p.m. where he waived his Miranda rights and confessed to the crime. Granados even accompanied officers back to the scene to show them where he threw the kitchen knife he used to stab Ayala.
According to the documents, Granados told police he was not married to Ayala, but she was the mother of two of his children.
Granados was charged with one count of first-degree murder. No attorney has been assigned to his case as of Tuesday.