Cedar Rapids police ID man fatally stabbed at hotel

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Police in Cedar Rapids have identified a man fatally stabbed earlier this week at a local motel.

Police said in a news release Tuesday that 33-year-old Victor Huerta died from his injuries in the stabbing that happened around midnight Sunday in a Residence Inn guest room.

Arriving officers and paramedics found Huerta with a stab wound to his upper torso. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say two men at the scene of the stabbing were arrested. That included 39-year-old Victoriano Dias-Barrera, who was charged with first-degree murder and other counts.

The second man, 29-year-old Anthony Diaz, was arrested on a Texas warrant charging him with murder in a separate case in that state.

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