Man arrested after fatal stabbing during family dispute

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A 20-year-old man is in custody following the stabbing death of a teenage boy during an apparent family dispute this morning in Watsonville, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office.

Autreydrez Maldonado has been arrested on suspicion of homicide after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed this morning at a residence in
Watsonville. The boy later died at Watsonville Community Hospital, sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Kennedy said.

Sheriff’s deputies were sent at 7:15 a.m. to a reported stabbing during a family-related dispute in the 100 block of Buena Vista Drive, Kennedy said.

More information about the stabbing, including the name of the 17-year-old, was not immediately available from the sheriff’s office.

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