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Suspect in hookah lounge stabbing held without bail

5 months 3 weeks 4 days ago Monday, December 09 2019 Dec 9, 2019 December 09, 2019 10:51 AM December 09, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A purported member of the Almighty Latin Kings gang has been held without bail after pleading not guilty to murder in the stabbing death a man at a Rhode Island hookah lounge. Joel Francisco faces a first-degree murder charge in the death Oct. 2 of Troy Pine at the Nara Lounge in Providence's Federal Hill neighborhood. The 41-year-old Francisco was referred to the public defender's office Monday. Prosecutors say Francisco stabbed Pine following a confrontation. He fled the state and was arrested by federal marshals on Oct. 19 in New Braunfels, Texas, as he allegedly tried to make it to Mexico.

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