California man accused of stabbing to death friend’s wife

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California authorities say a man accused by a friend of stabbing a woman to death on his birthday has been charged with first-degree murder.

According to the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office, Joshua Michael Smith, 36, was arrested Tuesday after the 31-year-old woman’s body was found in a bedroom in their home.

Investigators say Smith had stabbed the woman three times and then left her body at a friend’s home.

The woman’s name has not been released.