MURRIETA – A 49-year-old Chino man remained jailed today in connection with a fatal stabbing.
Concepcion Laboy and Rumondo Huerta, 46, of Santa Ana, got into a fight Tuesday night after a day of collecting donations for Santa Ana-based United Restoration Ministries, Murrieta police Sgt. Jim Ganley said.
“Apparently they've had a history of not getting along,'' Ganley said, adding that the suspect told officers the victim had harangued him for not collecting enough money on the street.
The two were outside Big Lots at 25260 Madison Ave. when the stabbing occurred about 5:30 p.m., and Huerta was found in white van with a “silver object'' stuck in his neck and knife wounds on his body, Ganley said.
Investigators believe the object was a knife but it was buried so deep inside Huerta's neck there was only a little more than a half-inch of handle showing, Ganley said.
Laboy was arrested on suspicion of murder and jailed in lieu of $1 million bail. He is scheduled to make his initial court appearance in the case Friday.
The ministry serves recovering drug addicts, Ganley said.