Daly City homicide suspect arrested in San Jose

The Daly City man who has been sought in a manhunt since his wife was found stabbed to death in July was arrested in San Jose, thanks to a confidential tip police received.

Daly City Police have named Quincy Norton, 32, as a suspect in the “savage” July 22 stabbing of 31-year-old Tamika Norton in their bedroom as their three children slept nearby.

Norton is faces at a first degree murder with a knife charge, which comes with 26 years to life in prison if he is convicted, said Martin Murray, an assistant district attorney with San Mateo County.

Norton was arrested Sunday morning at a Capitol Expressway bus stop in San Jose after police received a confidential tip. Daly City detectives also arrested 27-year-old Aprel Wade on Sunday on suspicion of being an accessory to the homicide, which can bring up to three years in jail.

Police alleged Wade let Norton stay at her residence on Tanfield Lane in San Jose, and they still are investigating the nature of Norton and Wade’s relationship, Daly City Sgt. Carol Sloane said.

There may be more arrests to come, as police received information placing Norton in cities from East Palo Alto to Milpitas and then San Jose, Sloane said.

On July 22, Norton, who has a history of domestic violence charges, allegedly stabbed his wife, a registered nurse at a Bay Area hospital to death. He then took their three children, awakened by their mother’s screams, according to the police, and dropped them off at the home of an unknowing family friend, Katrina Coleman, in San Mateo.

Coleman, 30, said she spoke with Quincy Norton at the end of last week when he called her at work.

He didn’t reveal where he was or ask to stay with her, but he denied, she said, that he killed Tamika, saying he found his wife dead when he came home.

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