Tiburcio Santana, 39 of Cartersville, was found guilty this week of malice murder, felony murder, home invasion, aggravated assault, burglary, feticide, battery and theft by taking.

Reports stated that he stabbed 36 year-old Yolanda Cruz to death in June 2015 at the Friendly Lane Mobile Home Park on Mac Johnson Road.

Police said that Cruz died as a result of multiple stab wounds and was pregnant at the time of her death.


Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap said that the Santana was a neighbor with the victim and that there were no reported prior incidents at either home with the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office.