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Rigoberto Garcia Blanco Charged with Criminal Homicide for Early Morning Fatal Stabbing in Hermitage

2/17/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Homicide Unit detectives today charged Rigoberto Garcia Blanco, 53, with criminal homicide for this morning’s fatal stabbing of a man inside a home in the 4500 block of Brooke Valley Drive.

The as yet unidentified victim went to a neighbor’s home at approximately 12:40 a.m., knocked on the window and called for help. The neighbor found the man bleeding heavily from a stab wound to his neck. Blanco came outside from the other residence, briefly approached the neighbor and the victim, then went back inside.

Blanco was detained by officers. He had what appeared to be blood on his face, hands and clothes. He declined to be interviewed, but said, “If something happened tonight, I have my reasons.”

Blanco is being held without bond pending a hearing.

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Rigoberto Blanco, 53
Rigoberto Blanco, 53