Neighbor charged in Durham man's stabbing death

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A murder victim's neighbor has been arrested (Credit: Durham County Sheriff's Office)

The Durham County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest after they found a man dead outside a residence in the 3400 block of Glenn Road Saturday evening.

Deputies were responding to a possible breaking and entering call. Upon arrival, they found 36-year-old Jose Luis Delatorre stabbed to death in the backyard.

Photo from the scene on Glenn Road in Durham

Sunday, deputies arrested Delatorre's neighbor, Enfren Ernesto Caballero-Martinez, and charged him with Delatorre's murder.

During the investigation, detectives discovered Caballero-Martinez, 26, had a dispute with the victim prior to the stabbing.

Caballero-Martinez is charged with first-degree murder and first-degree burglary. Detectives also charged Caballero-Martinez with two counts of assault for assaulting Delatorre's wife and 16-month-old child during the altercation.

Dellatore's wife and child were treated at a local hospital for minor injuries.

Caballero-Martinez is being held at the Durham County Detention Center.

Anyone with information that could assist investigators should contact the Durham County Sheriff's Office at (919) 560-0900.

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