Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Stabbing Death Victim Identified As 29 Year Old Man

Roommate Arrested For Murder
OKEECHOBEE, FL. -- On August 31, 2013, at approximately 4:34 a.m., deputies responded to 3455 NW 16 Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, in reference to a stabbing. Upon arrival, deputies found the victim, later identified as Francisco Ricard Soto-Herrera, age 29, suffered a stab wound to the chest. 

Deputies responding to the scene observed 50 year old Manuel Navarro walking down the street. He was detained for questioning. Navarro had blood stains on his clothes and hands. There were no injuries or bruising to the suspect.
After further interviews, it was learned the two men are roommates and had been drinking together. The two men argued and an altercation ensued, resulting in the victim being stabbed. The victim died at the scene.

Navarro was arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder and is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on a $250,000 bond.

This case is still under investigation. No further information to be released at this time said public information officer Michele Bell.

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