Durham County

Deputies: Arrest made in stabbing death of Durham man

Durham police have charged Efren Ernesto Caballero-Martinez, 25, with first-degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of 36-year-old Jose Luis Delatorre.

Deputies responded to a possible breaking and entering call in the 3400 block of Glenn Road Saturday at 9:14 p.m. Deputies discovered Delatorre in the backyard of his residence, according to a release.

Detectives determined Delatorre was involved in a dispute with Caballero-Martinez.

Caballero-Martinez has been charged with first-degree murder and first-degree burglary. He has also been charged with two counts of assault for assaulting the victim’s wife and 16-month-old child during the altercation, who were treated at a local hospital for minor injuries.

Caballero-Martinez is in custody at the Durham County Detention Facility. The investigation is ongoing, and no further details are available at this time.

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