Stabbing victim was injured, killed by his brother, according to report

EPCSO: Man arrested for stabbing man to death in Socorro

The arrest affidavit of a man accused of killing a 20-year-old man on Tigua Tribe land gives insight to the victim and suspect’s relationship.

The report for Catalino Romero indicated he was Emilio Gonzalez’s brother.

Gonzalez was found with stab wounds in a home along 1100 block of Tomas Granillo Street, near Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo Library Center, on Wednesday.

Investigators said when they approached the house, they saw a brown Honda Odyssey still running with its lights on.

The report states that Romero was in the driver’s seat. It stated that he tried to escape from the car and into the house after seeing police cars, but police were able to detain him.

It stated that police later learned he was responsible for the death of Gonzalez.

The affidavit states the two men were smoking meth in a bedroom.

Romero told police his brother started verbally threatening him, which caused him to snap, according to the report. It said that’s when Romero took out a black knife and stabbed Gonzalez twice in the neck.

The mother told police she woke up after hearing a loud noise, and that is when she found her son Gonzalez lying in a pool of blood in the restroom.

Romero is being held on a $1 million bail and is being charged with murder.

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