According to KTLA, police in Stockton have charged Daniel Winkler with stabbing girlfriend Angenai Terlouw in front of her 3-year-old and 5-year-old kids.
Supervising District Attorney Robert Himelblau told the outlet’s sister stationKTXL he was at a loss for words to explain what the victim’s children must be going through at the time.
Daniel Winkler appeared in court for the first time since he was charged with the murder of his girlfriend inside her Stockton, Calif. home on Aug 13
Daniel Winkler stood stoic in a Stockton court Tuesday – emotionless as he was arraigned for murder. He’d left two very young children without parents following his brutal murder of their mother in Stockton, Calif.
According to KTLA, police in Stockton have charged Daniel Winkler with stabbing girlfriend Angenai Terlouw in front of her 3-year-old and 5-year-old children.
Supervising District Attorney Robert Himelblau said he was at a loss for words to explain what the victim’s children must be going through at the time.
“I’ve never had a loved-one murdered. And I certainly haven’t had one murdered in front of my child or my nephew or my niece or whatever that is,” he said. “I’ve dealt with this a lot, and I’ll never be able to explain what they go through.”
Angenai Terlouw, brutally murdered and dumped in yhe thrash by boyfriend in Stockton, Sunday
According to Stockton police, officers on Sunday August 13, 2017, responded to a report of a possible dead person inside a garbage can. When Officers arrived, they located a deceased person wrapped up inside a garbage can.
During the course of this investigation a person of interest was detained. Homicide Detectives ended up arresting the person of interest, Daniel Winkler, the victim’s 36-year-old boyfriend, for homicide.
Detectives learned the actual crime occurred at a residence in the 700 block of Erma Avenue. Forensic examination was conducted Monday and the preliminary results indicates The 37-year-old victim died from stab wounds. Detectives believe this case is domestic violence related as the victim and suspect were in a dating relationship.
Daniel Winkler is led into a Stockton court Tuesday. He was emotionless as he was arraigned for murder.
Records showed that previous instances of domestic violence between Terlouw and Winkler.
Terlouw’s body was found “wrapped up” in a trash can.
The discovery was made at around 9:45 a.m. Sunday the Stockton Police Department confirmed.
After finding the body, police said they identified Winkler as a person of interest and took him into custody.
They later learned that 37-year-old Angenai Terlouw, had been killed inside her home not far from the garbage can where her body was found inside. She was stabbed to death.
Officers examine the thrash can where Daniel Winkler allegedly dumped the wrapped remains of Angenai Terlouw after murdering in her nearby apt
Her family has set up a GoFundMe page in the hopes of raising money for the children in the wake of their mother’s death. The crowdfunding effort has raised more than $12,000 of its $25,000 goal.
The page description revealed that the children “have lost both parents and will need long term counseling to cope with trauma they have witnessed and will endure.”
All money raised will go toward a trust fund, according to the page.
While Terlouw’s family tries to grapple with their grief, Winkler’s been facing the reality of his crimes.
On Tuesday he appeared in court for the first time. He’s currently being held in county jail without bail.
Winkler’s been charged with one count of murder, though additional charges may be added based on the D.A.’s investigation.