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2nd Update on Incident at 4218 Lillian

March 9, 2007 -- Houston police have learned the identity of a victim in a fatal stabbing at 4218 Lillian about 3 a.m. on Monday (Feb. 26). The case will be referred to a Harris County grand jury.

The victim, Fransisco Javier Ferrera, 40, of 4218 Lillian suffered trauma and stab wounds to his body and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect is identified Juan Carlos Zelaya-Rodriguez (H/m, DOB: 6-10-71).

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants M.W. McStravick, C.W. Howard and Officers T.A. Andrade and E.R. Carstens reported:

The victim was involved in a physical altercation with Zelaya-Rodriguez in an apartment building. During the altercation, which continued down a nearby street, the victim suffered severe physical trauma and stab wounds to his body. He was stuffed in a garbage can, where he was later found.

2nd Update: NJM/GO 3-9-07
Updated: NJM/GO 3-2-07
GO/JGA 2-26-07
Inc #028650907

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.