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East Hampton Woman Stabbed to Death by Estranged Husband, Retreat to Host Forum

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The Suffolk County Police Department Homicide Squad is investigating the stabbing death of an East Hampton woman.

East Hampton Town Police were called to 105-62 Oakview Highway in East Hampton last night after a child called 911 and said that his mother had been stabbed. Blanca Soto, 29, was taken to Southampton Hospital where she died. Her estranged husband David Soto, 41, was arrested a short distance from the scene by East Hampton Town Police. He was treated and released from Southampton Hospital for a self-inflicted stab wound.

Soto faces charges of Murder in the second degree, a felony, and will be arrainged in East Hampton Town Justice Court on August 1, 2009.

The Retreat will host a candlelight vigil and public forum on the stabbing Wednesday evening at Scoville Hall in Amagansett. See following post.

Above: David Soto is accused of stabbing his wife to death.