November 1, 2012 at 4:53 PM
Suspect in Belltown stabbing ID’d through Facebook
Court documents charging 22-year-old Hever Zuniga-Guzman with second-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of a man outside a Belltown nightclub last month say the suspect was identified through his Facebook account.
According to charging documents filed in King County Superior Court on Thursday, Faustino Cervantes, 21, was fatally stabbed by a man who was described by witnesses as having a “distinctive hair style” after the two men got into an argument outside of Tia Lou’s on First Avenue shortly before 2 a.m. on Friday.
The fight broke up quickly, charging documents say, but the victim was stabbed after the suspect followed him and his friends to their vehicle.
One witness told police she didn’t know the suspect’s name but had seen him around and knew they had mutual acquaintances, court documents say. The woman was able to find the suspect’s name by looking through her friends’ Facebook accounts, charging documents say.
Zuniga-Guzman, of Renton, is being held in the King County Jail on $1 million bail and is scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 15.
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