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Suffolk DA: Copiague man indicted for fatal deli stabbing

Gherson Lopez allegedly ended a fight, went to shake the victim's hand and then stabbed him in him the chest twice.

News 12 Staff

Jun 2, 2023, 9:42 PM

Updated 383 days ago

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A Copiague man has been formally charged in a fatal stabbing at a Long Island deli, according to the Suffolk County district attorney.
Police say Gherson Lopez and Jose Argueta-Canales got into an argument that turned physical.
Lopez then allegedly ended the fight because he hurt his hand, went to shake Argueta-Canales' hand and stabbed him twice in the chest.
Argueta-Canales was found fatally stabbed next to the Copiague deli on Barcellona Place on May 15.
Lopez was charged with second-degree murder and ordered to be held without bail.
He is due back in court later this month.


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