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Queens man arrested in connection with fatal stabbing of 22-year-old at christening party: police

Posted: 7:58 PM, Oct 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-10 04:36:38-04

CORONA, Queens — Police have made an arrest in connection with the fatal September stabbing of a 22-year-old Corona man during a baby’s christening party.

Authorities said 47-year-old Antonio Martinez was into custody Wednesday and faces charges of second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

Police responded to a 911 call of a man stabbed just after 12:30 a.m. on Sept. 29 and found 22-year-old Roque Alvarez Montes unconscious and unresponsive near 37th Avenue and 97th Street in Corona, authorities said.

The man had stab wounds to the chin, the back and his left arm, according to police.

According to police, a dispute broke out during the party, which led to the deadly stabbing.

Officials said EMS also responded and took the man to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.