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18-year-old Yakima stabbing suspect facing second degree murder charge

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8-27-18 UPDATE:

YAKIMA, WA - The 18-year-old suspect responsible for stabbing another man last week was in court on Monday.

A $500,000 bail is set for Anthony Mallory, and he is now facing a second degree murder charge for the death of 55-year-old Michael Ochoa.

Mallory had been facing a second degree assault charge, but that changed when Ochoa died on Friday.

Police say that according to witnesses, the two men were arguing last Tuesday. Things escalated and Mallory took out a knife and stabbed Ochoa.

Mallory is expected to enter his plea on September 10.

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8-25-18 UPDATE:

YAKIMA, WA - Hospital officials have confirmed that a stabbing victim from Yakima died on Friday.

55-year-old Michael Ochoa had been listed in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center since earlier this week. 

An 18-year-old suspect was arrested Friday and his Assault charge will be upgraded.

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8-24-18 UPDATE:

YAKIMA, WA - An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the stabbing of 55-year-old Michael Ochoa Tuesday afternoon.

The suspect was arrested at a house in the 600 block of South 10th Avenue Friday around 2:30 p.m. He faces a charge of 1st Degree Assault in Yakima County Superior Court.

Meanwhile, Ochoa remains in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Yakima Police Detectives believe the Ochoa was stabbed in the 1100 block of MacLaren in a dispute over personal property.

The suspect was booked in the Yakima County Jail Friday.

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8-21-18 ORIGINAL STORY:

YAKIMA, WA - A suspect is being sought after a 55-year-old man was stabbed in Yakima on the corner of Queen Avenue and Maclaren Street around 5:00 p.m. Tuesday evening.

Two men got into an argument, which led to one man stabbing the other. The suspect ran away on foot.

Yakima Police are on scene as well as a K-9 unit.

As of what NBC Right Now last heard, the injured man is in critical condition.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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