- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Newport man has been arrested and charged in a fatal stabbing in the city’s West End.

Jose Medina appeared in court Wednesday on a murder charge in the killing of 50-year-old Patrick Douglas.

Police say Douglas was found dying in the intersection of Elmwood Avenue and Westfield Street on May 9.

Witnesses told police they saw Medina flash a small blade and stab Douglas. Police say the men may have been arguing over a prostitute.

The 42-year-old Medina was arrested on a warrant Tuesday night.

The Providence Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1OKjMvL) Medina was released nine months ago from prison, where he was serving time for drug possession.

Medina is being held without bail. Online court records didn’t list a lawyer for him.


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