Selma Police arrest man who they say stabbed 25-year-old protecting friend

SELMA, Calif. (KFSN) -- Selma Police have arrested 26-year-old Joshua Hernandez for a deadly stabbing. It happened early last Tuesday morning off McCall near Tulare Street.

There Selma Police said they found 25-year-old Cory Smith. He was stabbed and later died in the hospital.

Police said Smith's friend had been the intended victim. She told police her ex-boyfriend and his friends showed up and began attacking her. When her friend, Smith, stepped in to defend her-- he was stabbed multiple times.

Hernandez will now be charged with Smith's homicide. He was already in custody for probation violations in relation to the case.
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