Fight over drugs led to fatal stabbing, deputies say - FOX 13 News

Fight over drugs led to fatal stabbing, deputies say

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TAMPA (FOX 13) -

It took them a few days, but deputies say they've finally got their man.

An arrest has been made in connection to a murder just days before Christmas. Gabriel Rivera-Pagan, 24, is being held in jail for the death of Ovidio Sanchez, who was found stabbed to death in a drainage ditch.

Deputies say Rivera-Pagan killed Sanchez on Dec. 23 during a fight over $10 at Angel's Smoke Shop in Tampa.  

Another man was also stabbed in the altercation. He is recovering in the hospital.

Rivera-Pagan made his first appearance in court Monday. He was denied bond and accused of first-degree murder.

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