Visalia man facing murder charges for Porterville stabbing

PORTERVILLE, Calif. (KFSN) -- A Visalia man is in custody facing murder charges after a deadly stabbing in Porterville.

Investigators believe 19-year-old Jarod Martinez stabbed a 44-year-old man to death on Wednesday near Morton Avenue and Highway 65.

Porterville police tracked down Martinez to a nearby Motel 6 and took him into custody for the man's death.

The victim has not been identified. A motive for the deadly attack is not yet known.
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