RAFAEL Antonio Aquino Soto, 43, a Venezuelan, died from a stab wound to the chest between February 10 and 11 after fighting with another man over a woman. The suspect has since fled into hiding, police have confirmed.

According to police, the incident occurred at ‘Return’, Baramita, Region One. Investigations revealed that the suspect and Rafael were known to each other and were at a shop drinking alcohol at about 16:00hrs on February 10.

The man and Rafael later left the shop and met up at ‘Return’, Baramita, where Rafael convinced the female to go with him instead of the suspect.
“When she did, the suspect allegedly became annoyed and a heated argument ensued,” police reported.

Police said the suspect then allegedly pulled out a knife from his pants and stabbed Rafael to the chest and escaped from the scene. A medex from the community later visited the scene and pronounced Rafael dead. The body was later transported to the Port Kaituma mortuary as investigations continue.

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