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Man accused of stabbing 15-year-old boy to death in Phoenix

Manuel Isideo Lopez (Phoenix Police Department)

PHOENIX — A man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly stabbing a 15-year-old boy to death in Phoenix the previous day.

Police said Manuel Isideo Lopez, 22, was booked into 4th Avenue Jail on murder charges.

Officers on Tuesday responded to a call of a stabbing near 43rd Avenue and Indian School Road just after noon.

The teenager was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead from his injuries.

Police did not identify a suspect at first but said they later established probable cause to arrest Lopez.

He was scheduled to appear in court Thursday.

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