Friday, November 30, 2007

Charges In LaBelle Stabbing Death

Geronimo Diaz Charged With Manslaughter

LABELLE, FL. -- On November 24, at 12:42 a.m., Deputies were dispatched to the Azteca Apartments located at 4269 South State Road 29 to investigate an alleged stabbing. 

Deputies located, what appeared to be, two victims.  One victim, Alfredo Mendez, of 4270 Turkey Run, appeared to have been stabbed in the chest and was lying on the ground.  Another victim,Geronimo Diaz, of 4270 Turkey Run, was transported to Lee Memorial with a laceration to his throat.

Alfredo Mendez was pronounced dead at the scene by  E.M.S.    The death of Alfredo Mendez is being treated as a homicide and is under investigation.
During this same time period, at the same address, Geronimo Diaz is alleged to have chased Wilfredo Mendez with a knife.  Wilfredo Mendez was able to elude Diaz and reported the incident to the Sheriff�s Office.  
According to Sheriff Ronnie Lee, Investigators have completed the investigation into the death of Alfredo Mendez and on November 30, 2007, Geronimo Diaz was charged with Manslaughter.  He remains in the Hendry County Jail with no bond.

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