Okon and his pregnant wife Elizabeth and their two children were getting ready to move to Wisconsin because Jason had been unable to find a job in Arizona. He was cleaning up the yard one day prior to moving.
Elizabeth Okon said a man, later identified as 34-year-old Armando Martinez-Lozano, approached Okon with a knife and said something to him in Spanish. She said her husband told Martinez-Lozano to leave, and the other man stabbed Okon in the stomach and ran away. [...]
Police said Martinez-Lozano is an illegal immigrant and the Immigration and Naturalization Service has placed a hold on him.
Okon's family and friends said they think the stabbing was a hate crime because Okon is a decorated soldier. His wife said he often wore his camouflage around town and in their yard.
"This is domestic terrorism in its rawest form," family friend Albert Fernandez said. [Soldier Stabbed After Return From Iraq, KPHO News 2/13/07]