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Updated Feb 14, 2014 - 2:23 pm

Man fatally stabbed in Phoenix suburb after argument

GLENDALE, Ariz. — A Phoenix man is in custody in connection with a fatal
stabbing in Glendale.

Glendale police say 31-year-old Christopher Martinez is being held on suspicion
of second-degree murder.

Police say a woman called 911 around 11 p.m. Thursday to report the stabbing.

A 37-year-old man was found wounded in front of a residence and he later was
later declared dead at a hospital.

The victim’s name is being withheld until family members can be notified.

Police say less than an hour after the stabbing, Martinez was stopped by a
patrol officer for riding a bicycle at night without any reflectors.

They say Martinez had blood on his clothing and he had a knife and drug pipe in
his possession at the time. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer yet.


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