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Mesa man held on $800K bond after fatal stabbing

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Posted: Friday, May 31, 2013 7:41 pm | Updated: 12:23 pm, Fri Jun 7, 2013.

MESA — A Mesa man has been ordered held on $800,000 bond in connection with a double stabbing that left one victim dead.

Maricopa County prosecutors say 25-year-old Stephen Alfred Escalante had his initial court appearance Friday.

He's being held on suspicion of second-degree murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Mess police say Escalante was arrested late Wednesday after two men were stabbed at his apartment.

Police say Escalante came home about 11:30 p.m and found his girlfriend and the two men drinking.

They said Escalante became upset and stabbed the men. Both were taken to a Mesa hospital and one man died.

A status conference in Escalante's case was scheduled for June 6.

Court officials say Escalante can't afford a lawyer and will be represented by a public defender.

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