Veguita man accused in stabbing

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A preliminary hearing is set for Wednesday in Socorro Magistrate Court for a Veguita man who is accused of stabbing a 17-year-old boy at a residence on Tamarack Road.

On April 22, Socorro County deputies say the man, Kevin Dolby, 30, stabbed Patrick Molina twice following a verbal altercation between the two where Dolby claimed Molina used the phrase, “I will kill you,” according to the criminal complaint.

The criminal complaint said Dolby told deputies he stabbed Molina twice in the back with a knife with an eight-inch blade on the upper left portion of his back. He told deputies he “snapped” when he heard the phrase. Molina was transported to an Albuquerque hospital for his injuries.

Dolby is charged with one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and one count of tampering with evidence. He is being held at the Socorro County Detention Center on a $30,000 cash or surety bond. The preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 2 in front of Magistrate Jim Naranjo.

According to the criminal complaint, Dolby told deputies Molina and his girlfriend came to his residence looking for a game system and that “they had stolen money” from Dolby “a long time ago.”

The complaint said Dolby was upset that Molina’s girlfriend, Franky Benavidez, was dating an underage “17-year-old kid.” Dolby told deputies he grabbed a knife from the kitchen and planned on throwing it away when he walked outside. Shortly after, he said he heard Molina say, “if you do anything, I will hurt you. I will kill you.”

He said he put Molina in a bear hug and “put two” stab wounds in Molina’s back.

Deputies found the knife in a neighbor’s yard about 95 feet from where the incident occurred. Dolby told deputies, “it is a pointy one. I sharpen my knives a lot. I don’t know why.”

Dolby was treated and released from Socorro General Hospital where he had his left arm checked, the complaint said.

 


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