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Update: Man accused of murdering wife in Sarasota homicide

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SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - Sarasota Police Department has identified the victim in a recent murder.

47-year-old Blanka Sanders was killed in her home on 42nd Street in Sarasota.

Police have arrested her husband, 39-year-old Spencer Sanders, for the murder.

Sarasota Police Officers received a call to assist Sarasota County Emergency Services with an injured person just after 6:00 p.m. Wednesday night. 

Police say Blanka Sanders' daughter went to checkup on her mother after not hearing from her all day and found her mother lying face down on the kitchen floor. Blanka Sanders was stabbed several times in the stomach and her throat was slashed, according to police.

This isn't the first time Spencer Sanders has been accused of domestic violence.

"We have been to this house before," Sarasota Police Department communications coordinator Genevieve Judge said Thursday. "We responded to this home in May for domestic battery as well. We actually charged the same individual with domestic battery with strangulation."

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