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Durham man charged with murder

Posted March 28, 2010 4:34 p.m. EDT
Updated March 29, 2010 1:02 a.m. EDT

— A Durham man was charged Sunday with murder after a man was found stabbed to death Saturday in front of an apartment at 2905 Rochelle St.

Augustine Castillo Mendoza, 39, was arrested late Sunday morning and taken to the Durham County jail, police said.

Mendoza is accused of stabbing Manuel D. Lopez Mata, 32, of Durham, during an argument Saturday evening. Lopez Mata died at the scene, police said.

Anyone with information concerning the stabbing is asked to call 919-560-4440 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.