ABC News is reporting today that a Nevada chef is being held for the stabbing death of his wife. Richard Magdayo Dahan, 40, is a Las Vegas chef who is accused of stabbing his wife Daisy Casalta Dahan, 28, to death because she wanted a divorce. According to the Daily Mail, the man turned himself in to police and described how he stabbed his wife in the kitchen of their Las Vegas apartment. Dahan was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife.
Richard Magdayo Dahan-Daisy Casalta Dahan case details
Richard Magdayo Dahan was a former chef who lost his job after he had a kidney transplant. The couple had married in the Philippines but later relocated to the United States so that Richard Dahan could have a closer relationship with a child that he had with an ex-girlfriend.
According to his confession, Daisy grew unhappy in the marriage due to financial difficulties and due to her husband's relationship with his ex-girlfriend. Richard Dahan snapped when she repeated that she wanted a divorce, an unacceptable solution in Filipino culture, according to Dahan.
Daisy Casalta Dahan murder scene details
According to police, the victim was sitting at the kitchen table, where she was stabbed to death with a knife and beaten with a meat cleaver. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Shocked by what had just occurred, Dahan took a shower and later decided to turn himself in to the Clark county police, according to the Las Vegas Sun.
Richard Magdayo Dahan gave police a full confession of how the murder occurred. He is currently being held without bond in the Clark County Detention Center in Nevada, according to ABC Action News.