Suspect in Tempe Lyft stabbing took ASU classes in 2016

Police caught him near Quartzsite, Ariz.

The suspect in the fatal stabbing of a pregnant Lyft driver in Tempe on Monday took classes at ASU in 2016, according to the University. 

Police caught Fabian Durazo, 20, near the town of Quartzite, Ariz., just 20 miles from the state border with California. 

Kristina Howato, 39, was a Lyft driver who picked up Durazo in Tempe. Police say Durazo began stabbing her as she dropped him off near Eighth Street and McClintock Drive, when he stole her car. 

Howato was in her third trimester of pregnancy. She was taken to Scottsdale Osborn Hospital, where she and her unborn child were pronounced dead. 

An ASU spokesperson said Durazo took some classes at the University in 2016 but was no longer a student at the time of the reported killing.


Reach the reporter at Arren.Kimbel-Sannit@asu.edu or follow @akimbelsannit on Twitter.

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