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Published February 09 2010

Police statement to be contested in stabbing

A 33-year-old accused of stabbing his girlfriend in their Moorhead apartment New Year’s Day will argue statements he gave police aren’t admissible in court.

An attorney representing Eloy Cantu, 214 16th St. S., said during a hearing in Clay County District Court on Monday that he’ll argue that what Cantu told police was involuntary.

A hearing on the matter was set for Friday.

Cantu faces attempted murder charges in connection with the alleged stabbing and is in the Clay County Jail on bail of $500,000 cash or bond.

Court records allege that police came to the apartment Cantu shared with his girlfriend on Jan. 1 at 5:15 a.m. on a report of a domestic dispute.

Police say they found the victim, 43-year-old Connie Jackson, on the floor with multiple torso wounds and Cantu lying on top of her.

Jackson’s daughter later told police she saw Cantu stab her mother in the back using what appeared to be a steak knife. A steak-style knife with blood on it was found in the apartment, court documents state.