A 16-year-old Manassas boy has been charged in the fatal stabbing of a Sterling man May 16 in Manassas.
According to the Prince William County police, the teen-ager met two Sterling men in the 7500 block of Prince Cole Court in the Yorkshire area of Manassas. According to the police report, the meeting involved a drug transaction.
Police were called to investigate about 5 a.m. May 16 and found the two victims, ages 18 and 20, suffering from stab wounds, the press release said.
Police said Herbert Martinez III, 20, of Sterling, was stabbed several times to the upper body and later died from his injuries. The second victim was stabbed to the lower body but is expected to survive. He was not identified.
Detectives from the Prince William County Police Department’s Homicide Unit detained the 16-year-old suspect Wednesday evening without incident. Authorities are not identifying him because he is a juvenile.
No other suspects are being sought in this case.
The suspect is being held at the Prince William County juvenile detention facility, police said.