Charges upgraded in 2009 deadly stabbing - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Charges upgraded in 2009 deadly stabbing


LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A Lubbock man now faces upgraded charges for two brutal stabbings last summer.  Tuesday, a Lubbock County Grand Jury indicted Ruben Garcia, 27 on two counts of capital murder.

He's accused in the deaths of Rudy Vela, 28 and Jessica Hernandez, 27. In June of last year, 911 callers alerted police to a man chasing people with a knife outside a home near 64th Street and Avenue T.  They discovered the two victims inside.

Police say the incident started with a fight at a pool tournament and then escalated at the home. A grand jury had already indicted Garcia on two counts of murder last November.

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