An Arizona suspect is accused of stabbing a man dozens of times and then stealing the dead man’s tablet because he needed money, authorities said.
Roberto Villareal-Suarez, 38, faces charges of first-degree murder and armed robbery in connection with the death of 46-year-old Jose Feliciano, WLBT reported.
On Aug. 12, police in Mesa received a report of a dead man lying in the middle of an intersection.
Officers and emergency responders arriving to the scene discovered Feliciano dead from what they estimated to be between 50 to 70 stab wounds to his torso and chest, according to WLBT.
Police said they located the suspect, Villareal-Suarez, near the intersection with what appeared to be blood covering his clothes and hands and they arrested him.
According to investigators, surveillance video allegedly shows Villareal-Suarez got into a fight with Feliciano and stole his tablet, which the suspect had in his possession.
Police claim that during questioning, Villareal-Suarez told detectives he stabbed Feliciano because he “wanted to kill him” and that he was homeless and took the victim’s tablet to sell it for cash.
Villareal-Suarez bond was set at $1 million.