- Associated Press - Friday, April 7, 2017

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) - Police in Rio Rancho say they’ve arrested a suspect in a fatal stabbing last month.

They say Joseph Vargas is jailed on suspicion of an open count of murder and tampering with evidence.

Police say Vargas also had warrants for probation and parole violations.

Vargas was arrested Thursday and police say he allegedly confessed to the March 31 stabbing incidents.

Police say 23-year-old Kenneth Torres was declared dead at the scene and another man remains hospitalized in critical condition.

They say the stabbings followed a fight involving the men, but an investigation into the incident is ongoing.

It was unclear Friday if Vargas has a lawyer yet for his case.

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