Murder charges filed for November fatal stabbing

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Posted: Friday, January 4, 2013 5:46 pm

MANATEE COUNTY - A sheriff's office investigation has found probable cause to charge 21-year-old Pablo Estrada with Homicide in the November death of a Bradenton man.

49-year-old Juan Santiago Reyes-Tapia was stabbed while in the front yard of his 61st Avenue Circle East home on November 3rd.  Witnesses say that two suspects approached Tapia as he got ready for work and asked him about his truck.

That's when they say Estrada stabbed Tapia in the chest once before fleeing.

Tapia was taken to Blake Medical center, where he later died.

Estrada is currently incarcerated in the Manatee County Central Jail on robbery charges, and has now been charged with Tapia's homicide.

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