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Suspect arrested in Raleigh stabbings

Posted November 15, 2008
Updated November 16, 2008

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— A 29-year-old man stabbed his wife and another man during a domestic dispute at a Raleigh apartment early Saturday, police said.

Police responded to a call at 705 Navaho Drive, Apartment 104, just after 1:30 a.m. Inside, officers Sonia Villatoro and Rafael Sorto-Pineda.

Both victims had been stabbed in the neck and and other body parts, police said. They underwent surgery and were expected to make a full recovery, authorities said.

Villatoro’s husband, Nelson Antonio Cruz, 29, was arrested and charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and inflicting serious injury.

Cruz was being held at the Wake County Jail under a $300,000 bond. His first court appearance was set for Monday.

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