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Stabbing Victim Dies; Murder Charges Filed

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SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County Police say a man who was stabbed in a Silver Spring apartment has died.

Officers say Tomas Herrera Batres, 49, of Silver Spring died June 23 of injuries he sustained in the June 19 incident.

Police say Batres was stabbed multiple times in an apartment on Piney Branch Road. Shortly after the stabbing, 31-year-old Ulises Blanco-Melgar of no fixed address was arrested and charged with attempted murder and assault.

Officers said on Wednesday that an arrest warrant has been obtained charging Blanco-Melgar with first-degree murder.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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