Man now charged with murder in apartment stabbing

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A man accused of stabbing a woman to death last week in her apartment is now charged with murder.

David Lee Cortez Suel, 51, had earlier charges of aggravated battery and failing to register as a child molester dropped Tuesday in Allen Superior Court according to the Journal Gazette.

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Cortez-Suel is accused of stabbing Crystal C. Holmes, 48 of Fort Wayne, to death back on June 10 at the Baldwin Creek Apartments.

Cortez-Suel could face up to 65 years in prison if convicted.

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