A 28-year-old parolee accused of stabbing a man to death in Indio last weekend was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on a murder charge.
Indio resident Vicente Angel Munoz is also facing sentence-enhancing allegations of using a knife during the commission of a felony and committing a serious felony.
Munoz allegedly got into a fight with the victim — what triggered it was unclear — and stabbed him about 12:55 a.m. Saturday near Jefferson Street and Highway 111, according to the Indio Police Department.
When officers arrived at the location, they found the victim — whose name has not been released — lying on the ground in front of a Circle K store. He died at a hospital.
Detectives did not say how they identified Munoz, who was arrested about 11 a.m. that day in La Quinta, as a suspect.
He was booked into the Indio jail on suspicion of murder and violating his parole, and was being without bail while awaiting arraignment Wednesday afternoon at the Larson Justice Center in Indio.
Munoz has a prior felony burglary conviction in Riverside County, court records show.
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