Police: Construction worker accused of stabbing co-worker to death in Bradenton

Construction worker killed in Bradenton

BRADENTON, Fla. (WWSB) - A construction worker has been charged with stabbing his co-worker to death Friday morning in Bradenton.

Police were called to the Main Street Condominiums on the 200 block of 3rd Street West around 10am Friday where they found 48-year-old Rene Escobedo Balditt dead. Police say he had been stabbed several times in the upper body.

His co-worker, 41-year-old Jessie Hernandez of Holmes Beach, has been arrested on charges of second degree murder. He’s being held without bond.

The investigation is still active and police say it happened at a job site where both men were working.

No further information is available at this time.

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