Man Arrested in Fatal Stabbing of Nuclear Engineer: MDPD

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Police have arrested a man in the killing of a nuclear engineer who was stabbed to death after attending a party in southwest Miami-Dade over the weekend, authorities said.

Edwin Rios, 24, was arrested Thursday on second-degree murder with a deadly weapon and attempted second-degree murder charges in the killing of Alexander Restrepo, Miami-Dade police officials said.

Restrepo, 33, was found lying on the grass near Southwest 147th Street and 157th Avenue with multiple stab wounds shortly before 3 a.m. Saturday, police said. Paramedics rushed him to Jackson Memorial Hospital South where he later died.

Detectives say Restrepo had been at a house party at a home down the block that about 60 or so people attended. Police said Restrepo and some friends were confronted by a group of males at the party.

Restrepo and his friends walked away but detectives say they were confronted a second time down the block, which led to a fight. Police say someone pulled out a sharp object and stabbed Restrepo repeatedly.

Restrepo’s brother, Christopher was stabbed in the hand and head, police said.