Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Child's play

Fiesta a time of joy, a time of fun and a time of death.

I hope he is certified to stand trial as an adult.

Stabbing suspect now in Bexar lockup

A 16-year-old Seguin boy is in a Bexar County juvenile lockup after his arrest in connection with a stabbing death at the Fiesta Carnival in the Alamodome parking lot early Saturday.

His name was not released. He was detained without incident by Seguin police at an apartment late Saturday and held at the Seguin Juvenile Detention Center until transferred, said Seguin police spokesman Johnny San Miguel. The boy lived at the apartment with his grandmother, San Miguel said.

The arrest warrant had been obtained by the San Antonio Police Department.

Officers responding to a report of a fight at the carnival found Robert Perales, 19, on his back, covered in blood. He had been stabbed four times in the chest and stomach and was declared dead a short time later at Brooke Army Medical Center.

San Antonio police said the stabbing was possibly gang-related. It was the first major crime since the carnival relocated to the Alamodome this year.