Monday, December 18, 2006

Youth demands alcohol, stabs man who refuses

PETALUMA, Calif. A Santa Rosa 16-year-old is in custody for allegedly stabbing one man to death and injuring another yesterday after demanding alcohol.

Police say the teenager stabbed 23-year-old Salvador Cucci Junior in the leg outside a Petaluma bar when Cucci refused to buy him liquor.

Several bystanders chased the youth to a nearby restaurant.

Witnesses say 31-year-old Nathaniel Reifers was stabbed to death as the fight continued.

The boy accused in the stabbings suffered head injuries and deep cuts. He remains in the hospital in fair condition. -- Source

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