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Update on Incident at 6200 West Bellfort #435

December 26, 2005 -- Charges have been filed against a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a man at 6200 West Bellfort #435 about 8 p.m. Oct. 26, 2005.

The victim, Pablo Habacuc Sotelo, 63, of 6200 West Bellfort #435 suffered multiple stab wounds to his chest and abdomen.

The suspect has been identified as Eduardo Perez Torres (w/m DOB: 12-10-79). He was arrested and has been charged with murder in the 338th State District Court.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant R. Torres and Officers S.R. Straughter and T. Hufstedler reported:

Mr. Sotelo was last seen Wednesday night buying beer at a nearby convenience store and then entering his apartment with Torres and an unknown male. According to a witness, Mr. Sotelo had earlier stated he was going to have company at his house during the World Series playoff game that evening. An employee of a pest control company found Mr. Sotelo dead the next day inside his apartment. Investigators were able to determine a struggle had occurred inside the apartment and they recovered a large knife and small knife handle.

Updated: JGA 12-26-05
MES/JFC 10-28-05
Inc #163503505

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