TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A Tucson man has been accused of stabbing his sister to death during a fight late Sunday, Jan. 5.
The Tucson Police Department said Ismael Ortega, 41, is facing a charge of first-degree murder.
The TPD said he attacked his sister — 43-year-old Mirna Ortega — at a home in the 2400 block of South Holly Straw, which is near Silverlake and Country Club.
The woman died at a local hospital and Oretga is being held on a $1 million bond.
Ortega, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia, was not taking his medication, according to court records.
Ismael registered as a sex offender, according to court records. In 1998, he was convicted of attempted sexual assault in Pinal County.