Man accused of deadly stabbing at mobile home park learns formal charges

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The man accused of a deadly stabbing at a Mesa County mobile home park learned the formal charges against him Thursday.

Court officials say 38-year-old Hector Mendoza of Clifton is facing five charges, including first-degree murder, second-degree murder, two assault-related counts, and a violent crime sentence enhancer.

Mendoza also waived advisement during this morning’s hearing.

In the early-morning hours of October 2nd, police were sent to the Paradise Valley mobile home park on a report of an injured man.

Officials found a victim, 25-year-old Rafael Jaime, who the medical examiner says died from stab wounds.

Mendoza was arrested on October 9th.

A review hearing has been scheduled for November 26th.

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