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Update on Incident at 11311 Harwin #23

March 9, 2007 -- Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal stabbing of a man at 11311 Harwin #23 about 4:35 p.m. on Thursday (Mar.8).

The suspect, Armando Salmeron-Alfaro (H/m, DOB 2/21/86) is charged with murder in the 338th State District Court. He is accused in the murder of Jose Sorto, 46, who suffered multiple stab wounds. Mr. Sorto was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. Newcomb and Officers R. Odom and A. Mares reported:

Arnamdo Salmeron-Alfaro and Mr. Sorto got into a verbal confrontation that escalated into a physical fight. Salmeron-Alfaro retrieved a kitchen knife, placed it in his pants pocket and waited for Sorto to turn his back. As Sorto turned away, Salmeron-Alfaro stabbed him in the back and chest.

NJM/GO 3/9/07
Inc #34215907

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