- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - A West Texas man has been charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of a fellow resident at a Midland extended-stay hotel.

Midland County jail records show 43-year-old Edward Briceno of Midland was being held without bond Wednesday.

Investigators say staff at the America’s Best Value Inn on Tuesday located Dedrick Lewis, who had with multiple stab wounds, unconscious in his room. Authorities say the 36-year-old Lewis had died by the time police arrived.

Officers later arrested Briceno. Jail records don’t list an attorney for him.

Police didn’t immediately release a possible motive for the fatal stabbing.



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