Murder suspect pleads not guilty

REDWOOD CITY — The Daly City man alleged to have stabbed his wife to death while his children were in the next room entered a plea of not guiltyTuesday to murder charges.

Quincy Norton Jr., 32, was arrested Aug. 27 in San Jose, along with 27-year-old Aprel Wade, on suspicion of first-degree murder in connection with the July 22 stabbing death of his wife and mother of three children, 31-year-old Tamika Norton, in their Daly City home. Tamika Norton was a registered nurse at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.

In August, he denied any role in Tamika’s death during a phone call to the family friend he left the children with the day his wife was killed.

“I would like to see justice served,” said Tamika’s mother, Charene Mack, who is now caring for the troubled couple’s three children.

Police said the children heard their mother screaming in the next room the morning of July 22.

Mack said her daughter had filed for divorce just five days before she was killed, long after Mack had urged her to do so.

Norton, who allegedly had a history of domestic violence, faces a sentence of 26 years to life in prison if convicted, officials said. His case is continued until Oct. 24.

dsmith@examiner.com

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