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Man accused of stabbing former roommate

Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 8:30pm

Marco Martinez, 39, is accused of stabbing his former roommate several times.

According to El Paso Police, Martinez got into an argument with the victim, Carlos Perez, 30, at a party on Friday night.  The two not only previously shared the same apartment, but also dated the same woman.

Perez returned to the apartment on Saturday to look for a cell phone and that is when the two reportedly got into a physical fight that ended with Martinez allegedly stabbing Perez several times in the ribs and once in the left arm.

Martinez left the apartment before police arrived, but officers caught up with him a few blocks away. The arresting officers said Martinez threatened to kill them and any other officers he comes in contact with.

Martinez is charged with aggravated assault family violence and obstruction or retaliation.

Perez was taken to the hospital. His condition is unknown.


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