Close
Bonneville Phoenix Network
 KTAR News
 Arizona Sports
92.3 FM KTAR
Menu
Social
Latest News

Phoenix stabbing suspect pleads not guilty

PHOENIX -- A man accused of fatally stabbing another employee at a downtown Phoenix restaurant last month has pleaded not guilty in the case.

Maricopa County prosecutors said 23-year-old Javier Alonzo Romero entered his plea Thursday. His initial pretrial conference is scheduled for Jan. 23.

Romero was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder and aggravated assault on a police officer.

Police said Romero tried to grab the gun of a police officer while being treated later at a hospital for cuts to his arm.

Romero is accused of attacking another kitchen worker at the Tilted Kilt on Nov. 25.

He and 26-year-old Miguel Angel Hernandez were stocking inventory before the restaurant opened that day.

The motive for the stabbing remains unclear.

Authorities said Hernandez was declared dead at the scene.

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Family in Focus KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.

About the Author


Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Latest News