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Second Update on Incident at 5711 Irvington

February 11, 2007 -- A suspect has been arrested and charged in the fatal stabbing of a man at 5711 Irvington Boulevard on January 22, 2007 about 9:20 p.m.

The victim was identified as Yime Hernandez, 21, of 818 Eubanks. He suffered a stab wound and was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The suspect, Bonifacio Cerda (H/m, DOB: 5-8-62), is charged with murder in the 176th State District Court.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J.T. Wyers and Officer B.W. Nabors reported:

HPD officers responded to an assault call at the Step In convenience store, after the store clerk found a man unconscious inside a truck in the parking lot. HFD paramedics took Hernandez to the hospital.

2nd Update: JGA 2-11-07
Updated: JGA/GO 1-25-07
GO/JGA 1-23-07
Inc #011002407

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