Judge drops murder charge in man’s fatal stabbing

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — A Virginia judge has thrown out a murder charge against a man accused of fatally stabbing a man in the back to stop him from suffocating a pregnant woman.

The Daily Press reports that General District Court Judge Robert Saunders in Newport News ruled there wasn’t sufficient cause to charge 20-year-old Carlos Rozada, of Hampton, with second-degree murder.

Witnesses said Carlos Fontanez was squeezing the woman during an altercation inside a Denbigh apartment in September when Rozada, the woman’s brother-in-law, grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed Fontanez six times in the back.

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