Police Arrest Suspect in Stabbing Death

Police Arrest Suspect in Stabbing Death

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Salt Lake City police say a stabbing from over the weekend was a drug-deal gone bad.

Police arrested 37-year old Ernie Marquez last night in the stabbing death of a man Saturday.

Police Arrest Suspect in Stabbing Death

A customer at a coin-operated laundry facility found the man bleeding on the sidewalk. The customer called nine-one-one and administered C-P-R until the ambulance arrived.

The victim died at the hospital.

Police say the man had NO identification on him. Officers followed a trail of blood to Marquez' residence, where they believe the victim was stabbed.

Police Arrest Suspect in Stabbing Death

Marquez was arrested based on evidence at the scene and after police questioned him. Police say the victim went to the apartment to sell Marquez drugs, and Marquez robbed and stabbed him.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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